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Climate change raises risks for sites with radioactive materials

As climate change intensifies, sites housing radioactive materials face increased threats from wildfires and floods.

Tammy Webber reports for the Associated Press.

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California wildfires created toxic chromium, research finds

As climate change intensifies wildfires, scientists are trying to figure out just how dangerous their smoke can be for human health.
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Why 16 million households in northern and central California are about to pay more for electricity

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5 years after deadly Camp Fire, Paradise aims to create a fireproof town

A town some feared might be permanently wiped from the map is welcoming a new generation of young families.

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