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Central California wildfire more than doubles in size after destroying homes

LOS ANGELES A fast-moving central California wildfire that has destroyed 100 structures more than doubled in size on Friday, and officials said they could expand evacuation orders in the rural area. | Video

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EPA says filtered Flint, Michigan drinking water safe to drink

DETROIT Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public health crisis erupted after residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead.

Health, Water 23 Jun 2016

California oil pipeline spill stopped before reaching beach

LOS ANGELES An oil spill of 700 barrels of crude spilled from a pipeline near California's coast on Thursday but was quickly contained in a dry creek bed and did not reach the Pacific Ocean in Ventura County, officials said.

Water 23 Jun 2016

California regulators voice support for cap and trade program

SAN FRANCISCO Staff for California's air regulator on Thursday recommended the state extend its carbon cap and trade system beyond 2020, a move supported by utilities and some environmental groups but opposed by environmental activists representing low income communities.

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Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said on Thursday.

23 Jun 2016