From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.
By John Upton, Climate Central, Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
Massive wildfires that burned across Southern California on Wednesday have destroyed hundreds of homes, closed schools and set off mass evacuations.
By Rashmi Shivni
Protests in the Southern California town of Murietta have added pressure to the mounting debate over how to receive a flood of unaccompanied children migrants from Central America trying to cross into the United States. President Obama has called the…
By PBS NewsHour
American and Japanese officials have offered sharply different assessments of the situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Judy Woodruff weighs the threat of the spend fuel pools with the University of Southern California's Najmedin Meshkati and the Institute…
In other news, Los Angeles county detectives opened an investigation into the wildfires that claimed the lives of two firefighters this week, and Israel plans to speed up the pace of settlement expansion in the West Bank.
Residents across several neighborhoods in Southern California returned home Wednesday as firefighters gained on a powerful wildfire. Jeffrey Kaye reports.
Firefighters were able to contain more of a wildfire blazing through 190 square miles of Southern California on Tuesday, but a forecast calling for high winds threatened the progress. Ray Suarez reports.
Amid the economic slowdown, the dairy industry is being hit with high costs and lower profits, forcing many farmers to make tough decisions. NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye looks at how some California farmers are responding to depressed global demand.
Vacant homes dot new developments in Southern California's Riverside County, which has been plagued by record foreclosure numbers. In an excerpt of KCET Los Angeles program SoCal Connected, correspondent Lisa Ling examines the impact of the crisis - including a…
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