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The Trump Administration is moving to weaken the Endangered Species Act. That's the law credited with bringing back grey wolves and peregine falcons from the brink of extinction. Here in California those proposed changes might not matter.
The Ferguson fire continues to threaten Yosemite, as it more than doubled in size over the past few days. The hot and dry conditions that've made it difficult to tackle the blaze have been present across other parts of the state, hinting at a destructive fire year ahead for California.
The state agency that regulates oil and gas in California is gaining a new enforcement arm this week, capable of issuing big new fines. The Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, also known as DOGGR, has often been criticized as being too close to the industry.
Fourth of July celebrations brought lots of smoke to L.A County. Add the heat wave trapping that smoke, and L.A. on Thursday saw some of its worst air of 2018. But these local amateur basketball players said the thick air wouldn't drive them indoors.