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(Left) A close-up view of a spirally fractured mastodon femur. (Right) A boulder discovered at the Cerutti Mastodon site in San Diego County thought to have been used by early humans as a hammerstone. Tom Démeré/San Diego Natural History Museum hide caption

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New Evidence Suggests Humans Arrived In The Americas Far Earlier Than Thought

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Winter rains have eased the drought in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area northwest of Los Angeles. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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With Drought Emergency Over, Californians Debate Lifting Water Restrictions

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The levees below the Oroville Dam were damaged by heavy floodwaters this winter and many need repairs. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Where Levees Fail In California, Nature Can Step In To Nurture Rivers

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David Robert Daleiden (right) leaves a courtroom after a hearing in Houston. California prosecutors say two anti-abortion rights activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges Tuesday. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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California is looking into ways to reduce the use of gas-powered lawn and gardening equipment because they will soon surpass cars as the biggest polluters in the state. stoncelli/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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California Weighs Tougher Emissions Rules For Gas-Powered Garden Equipment

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Almost 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate after a hole in the emergency spillway in Northern California's Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. Climate change could be a factor of extreme flooding in California. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding

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Dr. C. David Molina reviewing medical records in the 1980s. He was a doctor first, then a health insurer. Courtesy of Molina Healthcare hide caption

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This CEO's Small Insurance Firm Mostly Turned A Profit Under Obamacare. Here's How

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Some environmental justice advocates say California's cap-and-trade program hasn't done anything to clean up the air in low-income communities like Wilmington, where refineries are located near residential neighborhoods. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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Environmental Groups Say California's Climate Program Has Not Helped Them

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Driscoll's, the largest berry producer in the world, now grows about the same quantity of raspberries and strawberries in Mexico as it does in California. Many American producers have recently expanded their production to Mexico. Mike Mozart/Flickr hide caption

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Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

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The Oroville Dam's main spillway as seen on Feb. 14. Crews working round the clock since Sunday have made progress stabilizing this and another spillway damaged by water. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho. North Idaho counties like Kootenai have seen their population double since the 1990s. Karen Ybanez/Flickr hide caption

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Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

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An aerial photo released Saturday by the California Department of Water Resources shows the damaged spillway with eroded hillside in Oroville, Calif. William Croyle/California Department of Water Resources via AP hide caption

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Signs Of Hope At Oroville Dam, After Overflow Sparked Large Evacuation Sunday

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