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At least 85 wildfires torch 1.5m acres across drought-hit US west
Fire season on track to break records set last year, as Dixie fire becomes largest in California amid high temperatures

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

26, Jul, 2021 @8:34 PM

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Trump ally Tom Barrack posts $250m bail on charge of illegally boosting UAE
Head of Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee must answer charge of acting as unregistered foreign agent in New York court on Monday

Erum Salam

24, Jul, 2021 @3:12 PM

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Is Caitlyn Jenner serious – or is her bid for California governor a grubby PR stunt? | Arwa Mahdawi
The reality star’s run seems completely depressing – especially aligned with a party that wants to erode LGBTQ rights

Arwa Mahdawi

24, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Beware summer! As climate crisis deepens, attitudes to season shift
Season now has a health warning and people may lose associations of joy, relaxation and celebration

Jonathan Watts

24, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘The air is toxic’: how an idyllic California lake became a nightmare
The shrinking Salton Sea was once a tourist destination. Now it’s home to dangerous algal blooms, endless dust and noxious air

Maanvi Singh in Calipatria and Salton City

24, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Marijuana farmers blamed for water theft as drought grips American west
California official says ‘Water stealing has never been more severe’ as water taken from hydrants, homes, rivers and wells

Jewel Wicker in Atlanta

23, Jul, 2021 @3:57 PM

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‘They’re a little crazy’: the ultramarathon runners crossing Death Valley – in a drought
A hundred runners are picked each year for the 135-mile race. This time the climate was especially brutal

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

23, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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California sees a sharp increase in Covid cases and a return to mask mandates
Los Angeles infections have increased twentyfold and San Francisco positive cases have almost tripled in two weeks

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

22, Jul, 2021 @10:08 PM

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Video game company Activision Blizzard sued over ‘frat boy culture’ allegations
California’s DFEH files suit after investigation reveals discrimination against women

Sarah Betancourt

22, Jul, 2021 @9:13 PM

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California prepares to bury 10,000 miles of power lines as wildfires force new evacuations
Tamarack fire spreads from California to Nevada while weather aids firefighters in Oregon

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

22, Jul, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Nick Besley obituary
Other lives: Professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Nottingham

Jonathan Hirst

22, Jul, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Wildfire smoke can increase hazardous toxic metals in air, study finds
Lead levels increased to 50 times above normal average at site near Camp fire in California, researchers found

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

21, Jul, 2021 @8:03 PM

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