Residents Of Paradise And Other Towns Destroyed By Wildfire Must Wait To Go Home — News : NPR

People who survived the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history were told this week that they cannot camp out or park RVs on their destroyed properties. They must keep waiting.(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

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Gray Wolves in California Secure Protection Under the Endangered Species Act — TIME

(LOS ANGELES) — A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. The judge in San Diego ruled that California was right to list the wolves as endangered in 2014. A lawsuit…

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Couple Returns to Home Lost in California’s Camp Fire to Find Their Dog Waiting for Them – TIME

by Gina Martinez – TIME 

a view of a dog: Madison the dog
© Photo Courtesy of K9 Paw Print Rescue Madison the dog

After losing their home to California’s deadliest wildfire, one couple had an unexpected reunion with their loyal pet.

K9 Paw Print Rescue, a non-profit, Bay Area-based animal rescue group, said on Facebook this week that the couple returned to the site of their lost home in Paradise, Calif., and their beloved dog Madison was there as well.

“They hoped and prayed he would be OK,” the group posted. “When they finally got clearance to go back to the lot where their house once stood… Madison was waiting there for them as if he were protecting his former home. Never give up!”

Read the full heartwarming article from TIME here.

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California’s Woolsey Fire — News : NPR

The Los Angeles Times’ Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.(Image credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

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California AG warns felony charges if wild horses are sold for slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Andrew Sheeler as published on the Sacramento Bee “To slaughter for commercial consumption mustangs that have roamed California for over a century is not only atrocious, but unlawful,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a letter that the U.S. Forest Service would be in violation of […]

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Paradise, Calif., Destroyed By Wildfire, Authorities Say — News : NPR

The entire town of 27,000 people was evacuated ahead of the wildfire in Northern California. The fire is the latest in a string of disastrous blazes to hit the state in the past year.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Trump blames California’s water policies for wildfires

A President bullying people and a state in a time of utter disaster and devastation, blaming them for events that are beyond their control.  Such cruelty and callous disregard for loss of life, property and dignity is totally un-presidential behaviour, yet sadly, such has seemingly become the norm for this administration.

by Timothy Cama – The Hill 

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President Trump is solidifying his opposition to California’s environmental policies, saying they are to blame for the state’s historic wildfires.

Trump initiated the spat on Sunday when he tweeted that the fires “are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws,” which cause water to be “diverted into the Pacific Ocean,” and prevent trees from being cleared.

Read the full article from The Hill here.