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With thick acrid smoke being swept into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire nearly 200 miles to the northeast, residents from Monterey to Napa are getting a taste -literally – of what residents in smog-choked cities like Beijing have been choking on for years now. And while it feels a bit shameful to c...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By John Upton SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As the deadliest fires in California history swept through leafy neighborhoods here, Kathleen Sarmento fled her home in the dark, drove to an evacuation center and began setting up a medical triage unit. Patients with burns and other severe injuries were disp...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Independence Day is one of block parties, barbecues, icy cold drinks, sparklers, noisemakers, fireworks, and therefore, a ton of trash. Here are a couple things to keep in mind before, during, and after your July 4th fun: 1. If you are going out in the wilderness, to a parade, or off to the beach, ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
SAN FRANCISCO – A massive fire burning near Yosemite National Park continued its spread Sunday, threatening not only ancient giant sequoia groves but also the municipal water and power system for San Francisco and nearby cities. The most-visited areas of Yosemite National Park are not in danger, off...
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Posted by on in Forestry
In the 1990s, life was simpler for environmentalists.  Crippling the logging industry was all that was needed to protect trees and birds. But, as in abortion or gun control, you have to sue everyone or you can sue no one and even responsible logging and clearing brush was stopped by environmen...
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