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Wildfire2. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Says California Fires ‘Have Nothing to Do With Climate Change.’ He's Wrong
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says forest management should be the focus of preventing destructive wildfires, and that climate change doesn't matter. Scientists and firefighters disagree.
Wildfires3. Trump's Inaccurate Tweet on California Fires Now Appears to Be Actual Policy
The Trump administration is directing wildlife officials to roll back endangered species protections in California. But practically, nothing may come of it.
4. Bird Species Collapse in the Mojave, Driven by Climate Change
Researchers went back to places surveyed at the turn of the 20th century, to see what difference 100 years makes.
Wildfires5. California Wildfires: The View From Space
New satellite images captured of the Carr and Ranch fires show a thick layer of smoke spreading from the blazes, and smoke from North American wildfires stretching across the country.
Wildfires6. Breathing Fire: California's Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Harmful Wildfire Smoke
Worsening wildfires linked to climate change and forest management policies are causing unprecedented smoke pollution across the West and beyond, creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains.
Environment7. Can California's Wild and Scenic Rivers Stay That Way?
In his years in the wild, Tim Palmer has roamed forests, glaciers, and grasslands. But when he comes to a river, it's like coming home. In this era of unwinding environmental protections, he's also worried ...
Technology8. Google Knows Where You've Been. Here's How to Stop it From Tracking You
Even with “Location History” off, Google often stores your precise location. Here are steps for deleting past and future tracking from all devices.
Health9. Medical Students Skip Class in Droves, Making Lectures Increasingly Obsolete
The AWOL students highlight increasing dissatisfaction and anxiety that there’s a mismatch between what they’re taught in class during those years and what they’re expected to know.
Astronomy10. Where and When to Look at the 2018 Perseids Meteor Shower in the Bay Area
It's time for the annual Perseids meteor shower, which peaks in activity on the morning of August 13.
Wildfires11. How to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke
Air pollution from wildfire smoke can pose serious health risks for people residing in affected areas. Here are some key steps people can take to protect their lungs from drifting smoke.
Animals12. Watch: Injured Bear Found Lying in Wildfire Ash Receives ‘Fish-Skin’ Therapy
A contractor found the yearling female lying in ash and unable to walk. The fish-skin therapy was used to treat two bears in 2017.