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Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.
Experts say new research is necessary to understand the longer-term human health impacts of regular exposure to smoke.
A new study pins about 25% of the extra risk on human-caused climate change.
Strong northerly winds could push smoke from wildfires burning near the California-Oregon border into the Sacramento Valley this week, impacting air quality.
Experts say the extremely wet winter has made wildfires more difficult to predict this year.