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Water shortages and drought are California’s most important environmental threat, new poll shows

After the two driest consecutive years in much of California in nearly half a century, reservoir levels are dropping. Lawns are brown. Water restrictions are increasing. And Californians are getting worried. Asked to name the environmental issue they are most concerned about, more California residents cited water shortages and drought than any other, according to […]

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Wildfire breaks out at Pinnacles National Park

A wildfire broke out Wednesday evening inside Pinnacles National Park, authorities said. The Pinnacles Fire was reported at about 5:40 p.m. off Highway 146 near the West Pinnacles Visitor Center, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in an incident overview. As of 7 p.m., the fire had consumed 100 acres and was […]