A California senator set out to ban agricultural burning in the San Joaquin Valley nearly 20 years ago. What happened?
Environment & Climate
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.
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.
Blanca Gomez has a swamp cooler, 10 fans and a small air conditioning unit in her trailer home in Cantua Creek, an unincorporated community in Fresno County.
This series was reported as a project for the 2022 California Fellowship. This summer, with funding from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, Fresnoland is taking a deeper dive into the toll heat takes on health. ...
Inflation Reduction Act includes massive investment in urban forests. What will it mean for Rochester?
The $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act signed into law this month includes $1.5 billion for urban forestry, a massive investment intended to make cities more green and more resilient to increasing heat due to climate change.
Local medical experts are warning that extended periods of daily high temperatures over 90 degrees can be dangerous and can make it difficult for a person to regulate their body temperature.
More than 100 people responded to a call from the Democrat and Chronicle for their favorite tree in Rochester.
One family, three generations of cancer, and the largest concentration of oil refineries in California
A new community survey exposes widespread cancer, asthma, anxiety, and depression in Wilmington, California.
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.