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Brown Signs Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

September 30, 2014 | 11:24 am

Brown Signs Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags

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Law will bar most stores from dispensing single-use plastic bags. Industry vows to put issue on ballot.

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King Fire Update: Rain Tames Blaze Even as Warm, Dry Weather Returns

September 29, 2014 | 4:15 pm

King Fire Update: Rain Tames Blaze Even as Warm, Dry Weather Returns

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Several days of rain on Sierra Nevada forests appear to have stopped dangerous fire in its tracks.

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California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

September 26, 2014 | 3:15 pm

California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

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Glimpses of a fire that has burned near Northern California’s Klamath River since mid-August.

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Jerry Brown on Carbon’s ‘Dark Shadow of Toxicity’ at Climate Summit

September 24, 2014 | 9:49 am

Jerry Brown on Carbon’s ‘Dark Shadow of Toxicity’ at Climate Summit

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The governor trumpeted California’s climate change policies while acknowledging they were under attack.

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How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

September 23, 2014 | 4:44 pm

How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

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What’s the best way to describe the size of a blaze? Acres? Square miles? Or a telling comparison?

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Brown, Bay Area Activists in NYC for U.N. Climate Summit

September 22, 2014 | 7:43 pm

Brown, Bay Area Activists in NYC for U.N. Climate Summit

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Some arrived aboard the People’s Climate Train, which left from Emeryville on Sept. 15.

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Glacier Breaks, Sends Mudslide Down Mount Shasta

September 22, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Glacier Breaks, Sends Mudslide Down Mount Shasta

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Flowing mud, logs and rocks swell creek to bursting point, but no injuries or damage to homes reported.

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Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

September 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

Stanislaus County Offers Safety Net for People Whose Wells Are Going Dry

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New program will pay for loans to help homeowners who need to drill expensive new wells.

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Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

September 18, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

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Images of massive and rapidly growing wildfire burning near El Dorado County town of Pollock Pines.

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What to Know About California’s New Groundwater Law

September 18, 2014 | 7:00 am

What to Know About California’s New Groundwater Law

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Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new legislation means.

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