California

Julia Conley, staff writer
The body camera footage released Tuesday conflicts with the account Alameda police officers gave earlier this month.
Kenny Stancil and Jessica Corbett, staff writers
Pump jacks operate at the Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracturing site in Kern County, San Joaquin Valley, California. (Photo: Citizens of the Planet/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
"The challenge now is to speed up the timeline so that it meets the urgency...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Participants in the Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles California on February 4, 2017. Organizers called for a single-payer system for Medicare. (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
"The fastest, most direct path to Medicare for All has always gone through the...

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Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...