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Cal Fire's Heli-Torch. (Source: Cal Fire)

Cal Fire’s ‘Heli-Torch’ Used To Keep Rocky Fire From Spreading In Rugged Terrain

Cal Fire was using their ‘heli-torch’ to light backfires in terrain so rugged it couldn’t be reached by foot to keep the Rocky Fire from burning a roadway as the blaze burned in three Northern Bay Area counties.

08/03/2015

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08/03/2015

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’

Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.

07/31/2015

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UC Berkeley Receives Funding To Boost Early Earthquake Warning System Development

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.

07/30/2015

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Jackie Speier Moves To End Ban On Shipping Alcohol Through Postal Service

Speier’s office said the bill would end a Prohibition-era ban.

07/30/2015

Houseboats are moored on a shrinking arm of the Oroville Lake reservoir which is now at 25 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. Local media is reporting that California officials are now looking to Australia for advice on how to deal with long term drought as the state enters its fourth year of severe drought. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.

07/29/2015

LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - MAY 13: A tractor tire sits in the waters of Lake Mead near Boulder Beach on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Epic Drought Reveals Lake Mead’s Hidden Historic Sites

Like reservoirs throughout the drought-stricken West, Nevada’s Lake Mead is far below capacity, down more than 60 percent. But even as the drought deepens, tourists are flowing in.

07/29/2015

Trays filled with shark fins are displayed at a store in Chinatown on August 24, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To California Shark Fin Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco for a second time Monday rejected a challenge by two Asian-American groups to a California law that bans the possession and sale of detached shark fins within the state.

07/28/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Campgrounds Evacuated Near Madera County Wildfire

Campgrounds were evacuated near a Central California wildfire that has chewed through more than 2 square miles of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state on Monday.

07/27/2015

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6.9-Magnitude Earthquake In Alaska Poses No Tsunami Threat To California

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake Sunday night in the central Aleutian Islands in Alaska is definitely not strong enough to send a tsunami to the Bay Area, a tsunami program manager with the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

07/27/2015

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