6 Months After Paradise Burned, Trauma Endures For Kids And Adults — News : NPR

Mental health specialists working in the area of the deadly Camp Fire are seeing a second wave of trauma from survivors. But counseling services are in short supply.(Image credit: Michelle Wiley/KQED)

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More Than 1,000 Families Still Searching For Homes 6 Months After The Camp Fire — News : NPR

Six months ago, California’s deadliest wildfire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. Survivors are still struggling to find places to live in a region with a chronic housing shortage.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

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California’s Latest Weapon Against Climate Change Is Low-Tech Farm Soil — News : NPR

To help meet its ambitious climate goals, California is paying farmers to grow cover crops. The aim is to promote healthier soil that can absorb more carbon from the atmosphere.(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/KQED)

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Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve Officials: Don’t Land Your Helicopter in Our Fields to See Super Bloom — KTLA

Officials with the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster never thought they’d have to warn people not to land a helicopter in the middle of the fields – that is, until someone actually did. In light of that recent event, a warning was posted to the reserve’s Facebook page on Tuesday morning. “We never…

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California Fisheries to Close Early in Effort to Protect Whales — KTLA

California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state’s coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales, officials announced Tuesday. The April 15 closure, three months before the crab fishing season normally ends, is part of a settlement reached…

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Lake Elsinore’s Vibrant Super Bloom Is Visible From Space — KTLA

This year’s wildflower super bloom display in Southern California is so breathtaking, it’s drawing too many visitors. Faced with traffic jams, crushed flowers and overflowing public toilets, authorities temporarily closed access to Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore to the swarms of tourists who’d flocked there to take the perfect Instagram picture of those bright orange…

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In the Face of an ‘Extinction Vortex,’ a Radical Plan Emerges to Save Southern California Cougars — KTLA

The future is looking increasingly bleak for some Southern California mountain lions. Urban encroachment, inbreeding, vehicle strikes, rat poison and wildfire have all taken their toll on cougars living in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains. Now, research published Wednesday suggests there’s an almost one-in-four chance the charismatic cats could become extinct in those areas within…

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Bear Cubs Found Along Highway in Northern California May Have Been Poached: Wildlife Officials — KTLA

Wildlife officials say they believe someone illegally separated two bear cubs from their mother and left the young animals along a Northern California highway. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says its investigators are processing evidence discovered with the cubs March 9 along State Route 96. Game wardens say they couldn’t find the mother,…

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California Water Agencies Fight Over Multistate Drought Plan — KTLA

A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people. Most of the seven states that get water from the Colorado River have signed off on plans to keep the…

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There’s a Once-a-Decade ‘Super Bloom’ in the California Desert – for the 2nd Time in 2 Years — TIME

(BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif.) — It started with the desert lilies in December. Since then a wave of wildflower blooms has been crescendoing across Southern California’s Anza-Borrego desert in a burst of color so vivid it can be seen from mountain tops thousands of feet above. Two years after steady rains followed by warm temperatures caused…

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