History of DDT Ocean Dumping Off L.A. Even Worse Than Expected, EPA Finds

"After an exhaustive historical investigation into the barrels of DDT waste reportedly dumped decades ago near Catalina Island, federal regulators concluded that the toxic pollution in the deep ocean could be far worse — and far more sweeping — than what scientists anticipated."

Source: LA Times, 08/05/2022

"Wind-Whipped Fire Leaves Northern California Hamlet In Ashes"

"A week ago, the scenic Northern California hamlet of Klamath River was home to about 200 people and had a community center, post office and a corner grocery store. Now, after a wildfire raged through the forested region near the Oregon state line, four people are dead and the store is among the few buildings not reduced to ashes."

Source: AP, 08/04/2022

Sea Otters Were Hunted To Near-Extinction. Can They Be Reintroduced?

"Hunted for centuries for their pelts, sea otters had dwindled to near-extinction by the 1910s, leaving a population of about 1,000 worldwide and only about 50 in California, in small pockets on the Central Coast and Southern California’s Channel Islands."

Source: LA Times, 08/03/2022

Oak Fire Tops 18,000 Acres, Destroys 41 Structures As Crews Battle Blaze

"Since Friday, the Oak fire has consumed more than 18,000 acres of the sparsely populated mountain community. And by Tuesday morning, the blaze, located near Yosemite National Park, had destroyed 41 structures and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes."

Source: LA Times, 07/27/2022

Is Calif. Carbon Capture Play a Climate Solution or a Ruse?

"[As Californians] prepare to finalize a state climate plan that relies on CCS technology, some environmentalists are urging officials to abandon the idea. Instead of helping to wean California off fossil fuels, they say CCS will actually increase oil production."

Source: LA Times, 07/26/2022


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