Environment

REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – A fast-growing northern California wildfire killed a second firefighter on Friday after high winds drove it into the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations, destroying scores of homes and threatening some 5,000 other dwellings and businesses, officials said. Flames raging in California’s scenic Shasta-Trinity area erupted late Thursday into a firestorm
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is expected as early as Thursday to propose revoking California’s power to set state vehicle emissions rules and mandate the purchase of electric vehicles, a government official briefed on the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Reacquired Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sit in a desert graveyard near Victorville, California, U.S.
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China extended monthly air quality rankings to 169 cities from 74, including in the high-pollution region of Shanxi-Shaanxi in the country’s northwest, adding pressure on local authorities as it intensifies its campaign against air pollution. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians cross a road amidst smog on a polluted day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China
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