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Wildfire destroys a piece of Black history in rural California

Wildfire destroys a piece of Black history in rural California

The Lincoln Heights community endured for decades, despite segregation, economic hardship and a pandemic. Then came the Mill fire.
Volcano-like plumes spread above intense Mosquito Fire in Northern California

Volcano-like plumes spread above intense Mosquito Fire in Northern California

Experts compared the extreme fire behavior and spread to a volcanic eruption or nuclear blast.
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Mill Fire blazes around Weed in Northern California, as thousands flee

The fast-moving blaze, which began near the town of Weed, Calif., comes amid an intensely hot and dry summer in the state.
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What Yosemite looks like in 2100 with climate change

How is climate change affecting some of the park’s premier attractions — for instance, the firefall event? And how will climate change impact the environments within the park, the creatures who live there and the visitor experience? Will it eventually strip Yosemite of its awe-inspiring beauty?

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New research helps link extreme air pollution to climate change

New research shows a dramatic increase in the number of days where ozone and particulate matter pollution (wildfire smoke) are combined to create extreme air quality issues.
A 'thirsty' atmosphere is propelling Northern California's drought into the record books
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A 'thirsty' atmosphere is propelling Northern California's drought into the record books

Increasing evaporative demand is escalating summertime drought severity in California and the West, according to climate researchers.
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Thousands evacuate as wildfires ravage Utah and Northern California

Firefighters battled the Dixie Fire in California and a new fire in Parleys Canyon in Utah as searing temperatures continued to bake the western United States.
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