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Could sensors help catch wildfires before they burn out of control?

Starting this month, 10 sensors placed in hilly areas east of Oakland, Calif., will be monitoring the air for signs of wildfires. The sensors, which can detect and measure gas, particulate matter and heat, are intended to help more quickly identify, locate and track blazes that could threaten the city.

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West Oakland faces a test: Undoing decades of environmental injustice

Highway and city planners saddled a once-proud Black community with freeways and diesel fumes, while more affluent neighborhoods were spared such burdens.
5 U.S. cities where bike commuting is booming

5 U.S. cities where bike commuting is booming

A new report from the League of American Bicyclists traces how long-term planning and infrastructure investments allowed some cities to grow their share of bicycle commuters. 
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Cannabis companies take pains to polish their eco-friendly image

Even in the best circumstances, growing and selling weed can be incredibly damaging to the environment.

States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change

States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change

Connecticut is the latest state to allege wrongdoing against an oil company over global warming.
Under orange skies, the Bay Area sees the future

Under orange skies, the Bay Area sees the future

As Western wildfires transformed the skies over San Francisco into an apocalyptic spectacle, the perils of climate change became impossible to ignore. 
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