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California Firefighter On Battling The Thomas Wildfire

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California Officials Say Thomas Fire Is The Fifth Largest In State History

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How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey

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China's ban means recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees Scott Fowler, Laura Leebrick and Garry Penning say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix hide caption

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Thoroughbred Horses Killed In California Wildfire

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Hundreds Of Thousands Flee California Wildfires

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Violence In Jerusalem Follows Trump's Decision To Recognize City As Israel's Capital

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California Wildfires Fanned By Santa Ana Winds

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Researchers found that when narwhals like these were released from a net, the animals' heart rates dropped even as they were swimming rapidly. Flip Nicklin/ Minden Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Stressed-Out Narwhals Don't Know Whether To Freeze Or Flee, Scientists Find

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Does Disaster Relief Favor Some States Over Others?

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, (center) with other mayors from the U.S., Mexico and Canada at the summit, says, "There is an absence of leadership out of Washington" on climate change. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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New Mayor Of Ventura, Calif., Faces Wildfires The Day After Taking Office

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The Latest On The Wildfires In California

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Tens Of Thousands Evacuated As Wildfire Grows In Southern California

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