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The final story in a series detailing the detrimental health effects of wildfire smoke and the dangers Sonoma County's agricultural workers face.
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Clean air advocates hope the EPA will step in to strengthen regulations of polluting industries.
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A California senator set out to ban agricultural burning in the San Joaquin Valley nearly 20 years ago. What happened?
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Even with $220 million in financial incentives, growers are wondering how they’ll afford whole orchard recycling in the long term – especially small farmers, who have fewer resources to begin with.
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In their new plan to ban agricultural burning, air regulators are using outreach and financial incentives to convince growers to adopt an alternative known as whole orchard recycling.
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“I’ve never had the type of relationship with readers that I’m having right now," said veteran reporter Lisa Krieger in her recent webinar on vaccines.
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California's landscape is dotted with huge cattle, dairy and poultry farms from the northern part of the Central Valley all the way to the border areas of San Diego County. Less obvious are the health impacts of such large-scale farms on low-income and communities of color.

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More than $30,000 will be spent on a water testing project planned to begin late this summer in the Smith River floodplain, the “Easter Lily Capital of World” and home to more than 1,100 residents.

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Reporting on genetically modified organisms bills in your state? Here's some helpful tips for following the money trail of political donations.

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California's agricultural industry is tops in the nation and pesticides play a vital role in keeping it healthy. They also play a vital role in the lives of farm workers...a poisonous one.

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