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Wildfires, Power Shutoffs Expose California’s Climate Adaptation Struggle

October 30, 2019
California’s overwhelming wildfires and unprecedented utility power shutoffs are offering a high-profile example of the daunting task the state -- and the rest of the country -- faces to stave off the worst damages from climate change, even as the Golden State is seen as leading the nation in cutting greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming. The intentional blackouts by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and other utilities -- intended to prevent failing power lines from sparking more...


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