Detwiler Fire Near Yosemite Scorches Over 100 Square MilesAuthorities say a stubborn wildfire burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park has now destroyed 45 structures while forcing thousands of people from their homes.
Planet Plastic: UC Study Finds Earth Has 5.5 Billion Tons Of Plastic WasteIndustry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash.
Sand Mine On Monterey Bay To Close After More Than A CenturyAfter years of protests, investigation and negotiation, the California Coastal Commission voted to accept a deal that will set in motion the eventual closure of the 110-year-old Lapis Sand Mine in the Monterey County town of Marina.
Fire Near Central California Reservoir Threatens Hundreds Of StructuresA wildfire burning in central California has grown, threatening several hundred structures.
Summer, Winter Overlap In Tahoe's Longest Ski Season In Resort HistoryThere's a startling sight at Lake Tahoe this summer. Vacationers on the lake look up and see skiers on the snow-capped mountains, just a few miles away.
First Half Of 2017 Ranks 2nd Hottest Globally Behind 2016Record warmth was measured in much of Mexico, western Europe, eastern Russia, eastern Africa and eastern China. The U.S. had its second warmest start.
Saratoga Fire Containment Reaches 50 Percent, Utilities RestoredA challenging vegetation fire in Saratoga knocked out power and water to six families but is 50 percent contained Tuesday afternoon and the families have power again, Santa Clara County fire officials said.
Wildfires In Mendocino, Central California Prompt EvacuationsIn Northern California, a 900-acre wildfire in Mendocino County has triggered an evacuation of homes.
Senate OKs Cap And Trade Bill, Sends To AssemblyGov. Jerry Brown's plan to keep alive California's signature climate change initiative has cleared a major hurdle.
Yosemite High Country Still Covered In Snow Mid-SummerWhile it's the middle of summer, many trails and campgrounds in Yosemite are still covered by snow from the incredibly wet winter.
Last US Sand Mine To Close On Monterey Bay Beach In 2020The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved an agreement Thursday to shut down the Lapis Sand Plant.
Gov. Brown Makes Dire Plea To Save California Climate LawGov. Jerry Brown warned of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state's signature program to fight climate change.

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