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Your Heart and Lungs Might Take Exception to the Belief That Fireworks Are Beautiful

  As people celebrate Independence Day, San Joaquin Valley Air District officials are warning about the unhealthy air created by fireworks. "We are asking Valley residents to be mindful and considerate of their neighbors and the many sensitive individuals whose health may be impacted by the emissions that come from...

Wildfires Turn Valley and All of California Into a Sci-Fi Landscape

As crews battle 367 wildfires in heatwave-baked California, the satellite view from above shows a state enveloped in smoke. On the ground, firefighters are doing their best to contain the blazes — many of them ignited by nearly 11,000 lightning strikes during a 72-hour period. Strong winds are spreading some...