California fires’ overlooked consequence
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California fires’ overlooked consequence

Such fires can't be entirely separated from Californians' contributions to climate change, and preventing them should be central to the state's environmental policy as well as public safety.
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Shell's new petrochemical complex in southwestern Pennsylvania. Photos by Nate Smallwood for Environmental Health News and Sierra Magazine

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Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.

Pennsylvania has become the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.

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