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LA Times: California gives out too many tax breaks. And it’s losing billions on them each year

The Guardian: Talking about climate change in conservative places is hard. But we can’t afford not to

The Guardian: Trump policy of less safety and more offshore drilling is 'a recipe for disaster'

Press Democrat: Petaluma poet wins Pulitzer Prize

NY Times: The Healing Power of Gardens


Washington Post: In a twist, Canada asks U.S. for help cracking down at its southern border

NY Times: When the glaciers disappear, these species will go extinct

Money: Broke Millennials Are Flocking to Financial Guru Dave Ramsey. Is His Advice Any Good?

Outside Online: Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic

Daily Beast: How 4/20 Became the Pot Industry’s Very Own Big-Spending Black Friday

San Jose Mercury: New study: There’s one animal great white sharks are really afraid of

CNN: Why Carl's Jr. is testing out a CBD burger

Huffington Post: Stunning Supercut Video Exposes The Fox News Double Standard On Trump And Obama

Huffington Post: Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Parlays Trump Cabinet Post Into Private Career

Washington Post: Gross: Consumers are buying contaminated meat, doctors’ group says in lawsuit

Washington Post: D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments. It hasn’t gone as planned.

The Guardian: Trump's new interior chief met with lawyer for tribe linked to Zinke scandal

The Guardian: Dismay as Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Sacramento Bee: City Council approves ban on sale of flavored tobacco products

Sacramento Bee: $4 gas is back: 20-cent jump sends California gas prices to highest in nation

Press Democrat: Five die of carbon monoxide poisoning from generators at Mendocino County cannabis farms since 2014

Press Democrat: Brighter salmon forecast gives fishermen a longer season

Press Democrat: Conservation easement will protect remote Annapolis land

Tuesday, April 16

Sacramento Bee: Harris Ranch, buyer quiet on details but stress family-owned roots in wake of sale

Sacramento Bee: In the age of legal marijuana, many employers drop ‘zero tolerance’ drug tests


Scientific American: Behind the Buzz: How Ketamine Changes the Depressed Patient's Brain

Redding Searchlight: Lassen County man convicted of killing more than 150 protected birds

Forbes: Mapping San Francisco's Human Waste Challenge - 132,562 Cases Reported In The Public Way Since 2008

Washington Post: ‘Many people can’t find themselves on a map,’ laments Alabama meteorologist

Vox: Marijuana legalization is very popular

Seattle Times: What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know

Huffington Post: This Is How Microplastics Can Pollute The Air You Breathe

CBS News : LA: ‘We’ve Really Passed Tipping Point Of Danger’ On The Homeless Crisis

BBC: Sentenced to read - the teens who sprayed racist graffiti

BBC: Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Willits News: Great Redwood Trail plan clears more hurdles

Press Democrat: Redwood tree falls on truck, forces hours-long closure of Hwy. 116

The Guardian: Four prisoners dead in six weeks: the crisis unfolding in San Diego county jails

The Guardian: Got a minute? Global attention span is narrowing, study reveals

Monday, April 15

The Guardian: 'We're not a dump' – poor Alabama towns struggle under the stench of toxic landfills

NPR: The End Of Empathy

Grist: How to protect our food from a crazy climate? Consider the hazelnut.

Huffington Post: Interior Department Watchdog Opens Ethics Probe Of New Agency Chief

Sunday, April 14

The Oregonian: Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

Washington Post: The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer

Washington Post: A rare trio of bald eagles — two dads, one mom — are raising eaglets together in one nest

Washington Post: David Attenborough gave the natural world a voice. Now he’s talking about climate change like never before.

The Guardian: One step ahead: how walking opens new horizons

LA Times: After second recall, Toyota Prius electrical system is still overheating

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