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Environment

Why California's Wildfires Have Burned So Much Area So Early This Season

July 21, 2017 | Sally Schilling

California's wildfires have burned more than three times the acreage compared to this time last year. The intense start is thanks to the thick grasslands left behind after this year's heavy rainfall.

Nevada Department of Transportation / Courtesy

Environment

Tahoe Transportation Plan Works To Improve Lake Clarity And End Gridlock

July 20, 2017 | Randol White

Summertime is a favorite for tourists at Lake Tahoe, but the region's transportation system is not designed for the growing number of people who use it. The TRPA and TERC are coming up with a plan to fix the gridlock and improve the lake's clarity.

Placer County / Twitter

Environment

Evacuations, Road Closures Lifted For Auburn Fire

July 20, 2017

UPDATE 7:25 P.M.: CAL FIRE has lifted all evacuations and road closures for a fire on the Upper Stagecoach Trail in the Auburn State Recreation Area in Placer County. Authorities say they have made an arrest in connection to the fire.

@CALFIRE_PIO / Twitter

Insight With Beth Ruyak

CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott Updates On Detwiler Fire In Mariposa County

July 20, 2017

CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott updates the latest information on the Detwiler Fire and other wildfires across the state.

Merched County Sheriff's Office / AP

Environment

Wednesday Update: Detwiler Fire Prompts New Evacuations

July 19, 2017

Evacuation orders were issued for the town of Coulterville due to the Detwiler Fire burning in the rugged mountains of Mariposa County outside of Yosemite National Park, which has scorched 45,724 acres and is 7 percent contained.

Twitter account of Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)

State Government

Cap-and-Trade Vote Splits California Republicans

July 19, 2017 | Ben Adler

This week’s vote extending California’s signature effort to fight climate change showcased a deep split among legislative Republicans. Most fought hard to defeat the deal, but a few proved crucial to its passage.

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