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Kale is about to have an identity crisis

To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."

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A holiday twisting in the wind

As families tuck into dinner, gusts will range up to 60 mph in the higher mountain peaks of western Los Angeles County starting Wednesday afternoon.

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California's dead tree epidemic

A scientist who performs tree autopsies said an unprecedented die-off has left him "at a loss for words." Another, who counts dead trees from the air, described it as "gut-wrenching."

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