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In Sweden’s Arctic, Ice Atop Snow Leaves Reindeer Starving

KIRUNA, Sweden — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. “If we don’t find better areas for them...
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Dictionary.com Chooses ‘Existential’ as Word of the Year

NEW YORK — Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and ponde...

Gov. Newsom Says Highway 99 is ‘Top Priority’

Gov. Gavin Newsom says funding Highway 99 is a "top priority," dispelling the notion that a September executive order diverted money from improvement projects in Madera and Tulare counties. "As it relates to Highway 99 in particular, it is a top priority fo...
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Trump Seeks to Block California as Global Climate Leader

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday sued to try to block California from engaging in international efforts against climate change, charging that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province in a program to ...