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PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

Supported by PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires Image Pacific Gas and Electric workers in Paradise, Calif., on Monday. The company, facing billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of wildfires, sees bankruptcy protection as “the only viable option.”CreditCreditTalia Herman for The New York Times ...

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As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection

Supported by As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection Image California lawmakers are debating whether to protect investor-owned utilities from liability in wildfires like the deadly Camp Fire.CreditCreditNoah Berger/Associated Press By Ivan Penn Jan. 5, 2019 LOS ANGELES — As California’s deadliest wildfire was consuming the town of ...

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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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