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Massive Big Sur Wildfire Scorches 37 Square Miles As Weather Heats UpCalifornia crews contended with hotter temperatures and lower humidity Thursday near scenic Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.
3-Alarm Solano County Fire Extinguished After Burning 100 AcresThe three-alarm 100-acre Hastings Fire in Solano County is out and the scene was cleared and secured this afternoon, a county fire dispatcher said.
Tesla: $5 Billion Gigafactory To Have Largest Footprint Of Any BuildingIn heat and dust, huge machinery and around 1,000 workers are racing to build the factory that Tesla says will be by far the biggest maker of lithium-ion batteries in the world, and a huge gamble for Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Mountain View's Downtown Cherry Trees On The Chopping BlockThe trees on the median in front of city hall have been around since 1990.
Soberanes Fire Near Big Sur Grows To 23,500 AcresNearly 3,000 firefighters are battling a wildfire in Monterey County that has increased to 23,500 acres as of Tuesday evening, Cal Fire officials said.
Soberanes Fire Forces Shutdown Of Famed Big Sur ParksA large wildfire burning in Monterey County increased to almost 20,000 acres as of Tuesday morning, Cal Fire officials said.
Delta Swimmers, Pets Warned To Stay Out Of Water Due To Toxic Algae BloomThe dog days of summer are going to be pretty tough for folks trying to cool off in the Discovery Bay. The water is contaminated with toxic algae bloom.
Heat Wave Has Labor Officials Cracking Down On Laws For Outdoor WorkersWith temperatures soaring this week, labor officials are cracking down on hot weather laws.
Jet Exhaust Pollution Prompts Push For Airplane Population ControlThe Environmental Protection Agency has declared that jet engine exhaust is a danger to public health by contributing to climate change.
$15 Billion Volkswagen Emissions Deal Clears First HurdleA $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
Evacuees Return Amid Progress Against Sand Fire In SoCalMost of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by the Sand Fire near Los Angeles were cleared to go home, but firefighters still faced huge work Tuesday.
Solar Impulse Completes Historic Round-The-World JourneyThe world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

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