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Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change

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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:34pm

The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists.

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California’s mighty predator — the mountain lion — faces ‘extinction vortex’

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Wed, 06/26/2019 - 5:24pm

As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an “extinction vortex,” environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status — a move that could potentially ban development on thousands of acres of prime real estate.

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Trump moves to gut Obama climate policy and bolster the coal industry

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Fri, 06/21/2019 - 5:03pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, scrapping proposed regulations that would have cracked down on coal-burning power plants.

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Our Love Of Almonds Is Seriously Jeopardizing Honeybees

Published: 
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:14pm

In January, with the almond bloom in California’s orchards a month away, beekeepers across the country were fretting over their hives. A lot of their bees were dead or sick. Beekeepers reported losing as much as half their hives over the winter.

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Dozens of farm workers exposed to pesticides in South Valley. 3 sent to the hospital

Published: 
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:09pm

Nearly 60 farm workers were exposed to chemicals Tuesday morning as they worked on a vineyard west of Dinuba.