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Although the upgrades at Cottage Gardens are ongoing, emergency department visits have dropped significantly.
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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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More than 100 people responded to a call from the Democrat and Chronicle for their favorite tree in Rochester.
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A new community survey exposes widespread cancer, asthma, anxiety, and depression in Wilmington, California.
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If you live on the south side of Fresno, you are likely exposed to multiple sources of air pollution that can harm your health — and the hot summer days can increase the risk.
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The 1918 influenza epidemic is still remembered keenly in parts of rural Alaska.
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‘You’re really a second-class citizen’ if you live in this neighborhood.

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