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Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Confused About Whether Or Not To Wear A Breathing Mask? You're Not Alone

November 15, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to linger over Sacramento, but there's been debate about free breathing masks being given out by the city. Experts say they won’t be harmful to most people, but aren’t necessary, either.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Should California Deliberately Set Its Forests On Fire? Some Experts Say Prescribed Burns Could Prevent Disaster.

November 15, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Every time a wildfire sparks somewhere in California, the same questions come up: Was it preventable and, if so, how? There’s a potential solution already in practice, on the small-scale, in Lake Tahoe.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

PolitiFact California

Trump’s Overly Simplistic And False Claim On California’s Wildfires

November 13, 2018 | Chris Nichols

As deadly wildfires forced more than a quarter million Californians to flee their homes, President Trump recently alleged the infernos are the result of nothing more than poor "forest management."

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Environment

Wildfire Destroys Most Of Butte County Town Of Paradise

November 8, 2018

The Camp Fire has forced tens of thousands of people in Paradise, Concow and other small communities to evacuate, according to Cal Fire. The fire claimed a significant number of structures and injured firefighters and civilians.

Gregory Urquiaga / File / UC Davis

Environment

California's Dry October Could Be A Sign Of More Concentrated Rainy Seasons

October 29, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

When it comes to rain and snow most of California is running below average this year, and little is forecast in the near future.

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