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Fall plant sales just in time for cool-season gardening

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Fri, 10/20/2017 (All day)

Southern California’s botanic gardens and arboretums are more than lovely places to stroll; a few times a year they sell a wide variety of plants you can buy for your own yard. Mid-October is prime planting time, so ready your soil and check out these sales that extend into November.

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Racing to repair the Oroville Dam spillway — before the rains come

Published: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

 In one of the fastest-paced civic construction jobs in recent U.S. history, hundreds of carpenters, operating engineers and iron workers are rushing to complete repairs to the damaged Oroville Dam spillway.

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Senate Republicans Block Measure To Protect Arctic Wildlife Refuge From Oil Drilling

Published: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

Almost every Senate Republican voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have protected a swath of the Alaskan Arctic from oil exploration, flouting attempts from Democrats and environmental groups to keep the region under government protection.

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Republicans see new chance for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

The last time congressional Republicans mounted a serious push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, they painted America as a desperate petroleum mess. The need, they said, was clear.

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Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What's the link between climate change and natural disasters?

Published: 
Thu, 10/19/2017 (All day)

California is contending with some of the deadliest fires in state history as wildfires burn across the western United States.