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California

July 24, 2021 5:24 p.m.
California heat waves break records, set dangerous precedent

June 2021 was the warmest June on average in California’s recorded history, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The increasingly frequent and extreme heat waves have severe consequences for both human and environmental health. (David Rimer/Assistant Photo editor)

California has experienced a series of heat waves this summer, with record-breaking temperatures causing dangerous levels of heat exposure.
Heat waves kill more Americans than all other weather-related disasters, with more than 600 people dying every year in the United States because of extreme heat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Noah Danesh and Eva Danesh

California

Oct. 14, 2020 1:26 a.m.
UCLA, UCSF medical faculty say wildfires may exacerbate health effects of COVID-19

California’s wildfire smoke and COVID-19 could create an unforeseen mixture of adverse health effects for the state’s residents, UCLA medical faculty said.
Although little is known about long-term exposure to air pollutants like wildfire smoke and its particulates, there are preliminary studies that show the number and severity of COVID-19 cases are higher in areas with high air pollution, said Stephanie Christenson, a doctor and an assistant professor of pulmonology at UC San Francisco.

By Sarah Nelson

Cartoons

Oct. 28, 2019 10:52 p.m.

Editorial Cartoon: Midterms, fired

By Kyle Icban

Cartoons

Oct. 28, 2019 10:50 p.m.

Editorial Cartoon: Art history students vs. postmodernists

By Cody Wilson

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