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Fire West of Yosemite Growing; Crews Gain Ground on Mother Lode Blaze

July 28, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Fire West of Yosemite Growing; Crews Gain Ground on Mother Lode Blaze

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Park officials close one route into Yosemite Valley as crews try to protect two hamlets from flames.

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Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences

July 27, 2014 | 7:00 am

Exotic New Aquatic Species on Display at Cal Academy of Sciences

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An expedition in the Philippines explores area with the highest biodiversity of marine life in the world.

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Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

July 24, 2014 | 8:00 am

Some Water Districts Want Property Tax Hike to Pay for Delta Tunnels

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But some agencies say they’re not bound to public vote because water project bond OK’d before Prop. 13.

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Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

July 22, 2014 | 3:16 pm

Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

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Early-morning lightning, which hit all over Bay Area, caused power outage in the Oakland Coliseum.

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World Temperature Hits Record High in June

July 21, 2014 | 12:35 pm

World Temperature Hits Record High in June

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Last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, beating the previous record set in 2010.

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USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

July 18, 2014 | 12:20 pm

USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

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Much of the aid will help Californians whose wells have dried up connect to the municipal water supply.

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Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2014 | 3:22 pm

Three ‘Drought Bear’ Cubs Captured, Released at Lake Tahoe

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Since July 1, officials have trapped and released nine black bears and killed one.

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Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

July 17, 2014 | 1:55 pm

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

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Warning is issued as drought and dry lightning kindle fears of a repeat of last year’s Rim Fire.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

Chevron: No Health Risk from Early-Morning Richmond Refinery Fire

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Small blaze is contained quickly as fire officials and company give conflicting accounts of the cause.

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