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As Trump tweets about California fires, his administration wants to expand logging

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Wed, 08/08/2018 - 1:18pm

Logging has long been among California’s most divisive environmental issues — and the controversy shows little chance of cooling as the Trump administration pushes new efforts to thin forests.

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Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds

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Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:47pm

California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.

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It's been a deadly season for environmental activists and land defenders in Brazil

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Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:39pm

When villagers refused to let a timber exporter log on their land in a remote Amazon rainforest area of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, the hit men were sent in.

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As climate warms, fire-ravaged Sweden gets a taste of California

Published: 
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:42pm

A wildfire sparked, and then another, until more than 50 blazes were burning across the landscape.

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Electric vehicles gradually spark Valley interest. Will powering up be a problem?

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Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:37pm

There are fewer than 5,000 automobiles in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties that are powered primarily by electricity – either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles that get their charge from a cord and an outlet rather than a hose and a gas pump.