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California

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July 7, 2021
The payments, part of the state's new $262.6 billion operating budget that is awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature, will make California at least the third state after Virginia and North Carolina to pay victims of the so-called eugenics movement that peaked in the 1930s.
February 14, 2020
cKinetics acquires CaliforniaCarbon.info
September 27, 2019
EPA threatens to cut federal transportation funding from California.
May 1, 2019
US Air Force test-launches Minuteman missile from California.

The Air Force Global Strike Command says the missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday.

January 2018
California legalizes cannabis.

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Associated Press in Three Rivers, California
September 18, 2021
the Guardian
National Weather Service issues weather watch for critical fire conditions in Sequoia national park
By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press
September 18, 2021
Chron
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a...
Paulina Velasco in Los Angeles
September 18, 2021
the Guardian
California measure would end practice of paying workers per piece made and put brands on the hook for wage theft claims
SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
September 18, 2021
ABC News
Aluminum wraps designed to protect homes from flames are getting attention as wildfires burn in California
By SCOTT SONNER
September 18, 2021
AP NEWS
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe.The contractor had enough time to do some quick research and decided to wrap his mountain home with an aluminum protective covering.
September 18, 2021
Chron
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) - California wildfires have burned into at least four groves...
Joseph Winters
September 17, 2021
Grist
A unanimous vote from the county's supervisors means L.A. County could become first in the nation to phase out existing oil wells.
By NOAH BERGER and JOHN ANTCZAK
September 17, 2021
AP NEWS
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California's rugged Sierra Nevada.
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MATTHEW DALY
September 17, 2021
AP NEWS
Washington (AP) -- President Joe Biden tried to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change in a private, virtual session with a small group of other global leaders Friday, and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane leaks.
Mandy Godwin
September 17, 2021
Grist
To capture carbon and jumpstart forest thinning, Methow Valley couple - and Washington taxpayers - bet on biochar.
By SAM METZ, Associated Press/Report for America
September 17, 2021
Chron
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's...
BBC News
September 17, 2021
BBC News
Fire-resistant blankets are being wrapped around California's famous sequoia trees as a blaze closes in.
Joseph Winters
September 16, 2021
Grist
A new bill will stop the plastic industry from putting the "chasing arrows" symbol on plastic that can't be recycled.
By SAM METZ
September 16, 2021
AP NEWS
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe's clear blue waters.The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline -- a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won't insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire season.
SAM METZ Associated Press/Report for America
September 16, 2021
ABC News
With a wildfire no longer threatening Lake Tahoe, residents, tourists and scientists drawn to its clean alpine air, clear blue waters and fragrant pine trees now wonder about the long-term effects that remain
September 16, 2021
Chron
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - More firefighting resources were being brought in...
By DREW COSTLEY, AP Science Writer
September 15, 2021
Chron
Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to phase out oil and gas...
BY DREW COSTLEY
September 15, 2021
AP NEWS
Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to phase out oil and gas drilling and ban new drill sites in the unincorporated areas of the nation's most populous county.Over 1,600 active and idle oil and gas wells in the county could be shuttered after the 5-0 vote by the board of supervisors.
September 15, 2021
The Economic Times
Centrist concerns over the size and scope of some proposed tax increases could force party leaders to pare back incentives for low-carbon energy deployment in the plan. So could influential Democrats who have resisted the partys previous climate legislation, like Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia.
By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
September 14, 2021
AP NEWS
ARVADA, Colorado (AP) -- President Joe Biden tried to advance his domestic spending plans Tuesday by touring a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how his clean-energy proposals would help combat climate change and create good-paying jobs along the way.
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