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California Utility Tied To Devastating Wildfires To File For Bankruptcy

Published: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:32am

Pacific Gas and Electric, the power company blamed for sparking several devastating wildfires in California in recent years, announced Monday it will file for bankruptcy later this month.

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Trump Orders FEMA To Cut Off Aid For California Wildfire Recovery

Published: 
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:30pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cut off wildfire relief aid for fire-scorched California until state officials “get their act together” and do a better job of managing forests.

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Wildfires Reflect a National Crisis on Climate Change

Published: 
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 5:16pm

The California assemblyman Jim Wood spent most of the past week in the Sacramento morgue, analyzing the charred remains of human teeth.

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How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

Published: 
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 5:35pm

Thirty years ago, this magazine published “The End of Nature,” a long article about what we then called the greenhouse effect. I was in my twenties when I wrote it, and out on an intellectual limb: climate science was still young.

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‘Insane’ California Air Topped World Health Standard by 60 Times

Published: 
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 2:55pm

California’s air exceeded world health standards by 60 times last week, and conditions on Monday continued to top safe thresholds with the deadliest blaze ever in the state is about 65 percent contained.