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When spark meets sprawl: Building in wildlands increases fire risk

Published: 
Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

Fire is as common to Western states as the drought-dried shrubs that feed the flames.

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See the Real Cost of Your Gas Guzzler

Published: 
Wed, 10/05/2016 (All day)

Check the sticker price on an electric car or a plug-in hybrid on the market today, and you’re likely to find a bumped-up charge for zero- or low-emission models compared with internal combustion vehicles.

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As drought grips Iran, farmers lament loss of a way of life

Published: 
Mon, 10/03/2016 (All day)

Watermelons once sprung from this soil, the giant striped fruit dotting the arid landscape like mushrooms after a rain.

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Nestlé Can Keep Piping Water Out of Drought-Stricken California Despite Permit Expiring in 1988

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Mon, 09/26/2016 (All day)

In a major setback for environmental groups, a federal judge in California has tossed out allegations that the U.S. Forest Service allowed Nestlé's bottled water operation to take water from the San Bernardino National Forest on a permit that expired back in 1988.

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A plan to keep rivers flowing for fish triggers another water fight

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Wed, 09/21/2016 (All day)

State regulators want to leave more water for fish and wildlife in the heavily tapped tributaries of the San Joaquin River, setting the stage for another bruising California water fight.