California

Common Dreams staff
The La Tuna fire that raged in Los Angeles over the weekend was the largest ever seen in the city. Wildfires in California have been tied to the effects of climate change.
As Houston begins a recovery from Hurricane Harvey that is likely to last several years and cost many billions of dollars, the threat of extreme weather events around the country and the globe are illustrating the impact of climate change—and the damage being done by right-wing politicians including President Donald Trump who have refused to heed...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
 San Francisco's streets
Thousands of people celebrated in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
LA public bus
Los Angeles became the first major U.S. city to commit to fully transitioning...

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