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California Fire Survivors Brace for Debris-Filled Mudslides

California continues to take stock of its unprecedented conflagrations—between the Camp Fire in the north, which on its own is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, and the Woolsey Fire in the south, 82 lives have been lost so far, with hundreds more still missing. As firefighters ...

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Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No

Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings? California Says No Image A California agency has proposed a rule declaring that not only does coffee pose no significant risk of cancer, it may actually have health benefits.CreditCaitlin Ochs for The New York Times By Tiffany Hsu Aug. 15, 2018 In every cup ...

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California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy Image A new privacy law in California, believed to be the toughest in the United States, gives consumers new rights over their personal data.CreditJason Henry for The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi June 28, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — California has passed ...

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Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take

Single-Payer Health Care in California: Here’s What It Would Take Image Single-payer health insurance is a popular idea among Democrats running for governor in California. But the logistics of such a program would be immensely challenging.CreditRobyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Patricia Cohen and Reed Abelson May 25, 2018 ...

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Lessons from California Mudslides: Science’s Credibility Is At Stake

For applied scientists—that intrepid cadre who get their hands dirty in the sometimes dangerous world beyond the ivory tower, participating in difficult decisions with little time and major consequences—getting the right answer is only half the battle. The other half is successfully explaining what they’ve found, and what it means. ...

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Los Angeles Fire: Why Southern California Is Burning This Time

The Thomas Fire spread through the hills above Ventura, in the northern greater Los Angeles megalopolis, with the speed of a hurricane. Driven by 50 mph Santa Ana winds—bone-dry katabatic air moving at freeway speeds out of the Mojave desert—the fire transformed overnight from a 5,000-acre burn in a charming ...

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Data Links Nevada Gun Shows to Violence in California

The Big Show Journal is no ordinary gun magazine. The print periodical, which appears on newsstands nationwide six times a year, is also, according to its website, “America’s most interesting gun and knife magazine” and “America’s most accurate and complete gun and knife show calendar.” Gun enthusiasts may dispute the ...

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California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits

To anyone who believes environmental regulation is poison for profits, California must be infuriating. The state’s pollution policies rarely wilt its perennially blooming economy. For the past nine years, a Golden State-centric think tank Next 10 has been releasing its California Green Innovation Index. The results this year show a ...

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