Environment

In the Mojave Desert, bighorn sheep roam freely looking for food. But recently, because of drought and rising temperatures, sustenance has been harder to find.

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Four national forests in Southern California open back up on Thursday: Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino and Cleveland.

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The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

Protect sequoias from KNP Complex Fire: Are prescribed burns the way to go?

The KNP Complex Fire continues to burn out of control in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

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Fires are raging in two of California’s national parks right now — Kings Canyon and Sequoia.

California’s oldest trees are going up in smoke. Climate change is threatening redwoods and sequoias

Fires are raging in two of California’s national parks right now — Kings Canyon and Sequoia.

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The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash is cultivating native plant species in its nursery — as a way to preserve its indigenous culture.

At this Chumash plant nursery in Santa Ynez, native seeds are bringing tribal culture back to life

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash is cultivating native plant species in its nursery — as a way to preserve its indigenous culture.

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Extreme heat is causing preterm pregnancies and even infant death in some cases.

Why extreme heat can hurt expectant moms, prompt early pregnancy and infant death

Extreme heat is causing preterm pregnancies and even infant death in some cases.

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State Senator Ben Allen says, “A lot of these items are theoretically recyclable under perfect conditions, but they're not actually recycled or recyclable under real-world conditions."

Recycling symbol on plastics: State Sen. Ben Allen wants to bring ‘truth to advertising’ with new bill

State Senator Ben Allen says, “A lot of these items are theoretically recyclable under perfect conditions, but they're not actually recycled or recyclable under real-world conditions."

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President Biden on Tuesday toured storm damage in New York and New Jersey that was caused by Hurricane Ida remnants.

4% of US electricity comes from the sun, but Biden wants to amp it up to 45%. Is that feasible?

President Biden on Tuesday toured storm damage in New York and New Jersey that was caused by Hurricane Ida remnants.

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“What we're realizing with every passing day is how expensive it is to not act on the climate crisis,” says Leah Stokes, energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara.

Amid wildfires in CA and Hurricane Ida in LA, it’s expensive to not act on climate crisis, says researcher

“What we're realizing with every passing day is how expensive it is to not act on the climate crisis,” says Leah Stokes, energy policy researcher at UC Santa Barbara.

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"There's already a kind of a burnout factor. I mean, six of the seven largest fires in California history have all burned within the last 11 months.

Caldor Fire becomes a federal emergency. Firefighters and residents feel psychological, physical, financial strain

"There's already a kind of a burnout factor. I mean, six of the seven largest fires in California history have all burned within the last 11 months.

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Mosquitoes often travel via plane or cargo ship, and they transmit illnesses such as the West Nile virus. So far, 26 samples have popped up in LA.

Noticed more mosquitos lately? Here’s how to prevent infestations and stay safe

Mosquitoes often travel via plane or cargo ship, and they transmit illnesses such as the West Nile virus. So far, 26 samples have popped up in LA.

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The Santa Barbara Channel is a hot spot for ships hitting whales. Three endangered whale species (humpback, blue, and fin) come to the area to feed between May and November.

Is UCSB’s Whale Safe program preventing these sea creatures from colliding with ships?

The Santa Barbara Channel is a hot spot for ships hitting whales. Three endangered whale species (humpback, blue, and fin) come to the area to feed between May and November.

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The Caldor Fire reached the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday night, threatening thousands of homes and businesses in the area. A mandatory evacuation order is now in place.

‘Bring Your Own Brigade’ compares California’s Woolsey and Camp Fires. How to prevent similar burns?

The Caldor Fire reached the Lake Tahoe Basin on Thursday night, threatening thousands of homes and businesses in the area. A mandatory evacuation order is now in place.

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South Bay Wildlife Rehab in Rancho Palos Verdes has taken in more than 300 birds this year, and is currently bulging at the seams with 111 patients.

South Bay Wildlife Rehab teaches birds of prey to slay all day

South Bay Wildlife Rehab in Rancho Palos Verdes has taken in more than 300 birds this year, and is currently bulging at the seams with 111 patients.

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California is forcing thousands of Central Valley farmers and landowners to make major cuts to their water use because the drought here is so severe right now.

A dire warning about California’s future — from the man who fixes wells that irrigate agriculture here

California is forcing thousands of Central Valley farmers and landowners to make major cuts to their water use because the drought here is so severe right now.

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The Caldor Fire in El Dorado County has already burned more than 125,000 acres. CAL FIRE is calling it the “number one priority in the nation” for firefighters.

Keeping calm is tough for Lake Tahoe residents amid Caldor Fire, though city leaders give reassurance

The Caldor Fire in El Dorado County has already burned more than 125,000 acres. CAL FIRE is calling it the “number one priority in the nation” for firefighters.

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Aftershocks are still rocking Haiti following Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

In Haiti, devastation from major quake becomes worse by a tropical storm and political corruption

Aftershocks are still rocking Haiti following Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

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Poorer neighborhoods are, on average, four degrees hotter than wealthier neighborhoods in the same town.

One side of a CA desert community lacks clean drinking water. The other is building a surfing resort

Poorer neighborhoods are, on average, four degrees hotter than wealthier neighborhoods in the same town.

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“ Trees block view and there are too many gray rocks ” is a real review of Yosemite National Park in Central California, which is known for giant sequoia trees, towering granite cliffs…

In ‘Subpar Parks,’ why some people are giving bad reviews of Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and more

“ Trees block view and there are too many gray rocks ” is a real review of Yosemite National Park in Central California, which is known for giant sequoia trees, towering granite cliffs…

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Capistrano Beach in Dana Point has been battered by storms and rising sea levels in recent years.

OC’s Capistrano Beach used to be a vibrant coastline for recreation. How to revive and preserve it?

Capistrano Beach in Dana Point has been battered by storms and rising sea levels in recent years.

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