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From Pot to Not: How Sequoia and Kings Canyon Extinguished its Weed Problem

From Pot to Not: How Sequoia and Kings Canyon Extinguished its Weed Problem

Parks: This story has been published in tandem with a segment for KCET's award-winning TV show "SoCal Connected." Watch it here now. A few years ago, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks was overrun with illegal marijuana growth sites. Trees...
Is This The Worst Wilderness Congress in History?

Is This The Worst Wilderness Congress in History?

Land Use: Every congress since 1964 has designated new wilderness areas, often drawing support from both major political parties, except the one currently enthroned.
Cactus Removal to Begin in Joshua Tree National Park

Cactus Removal to Begin in Joshua Tree National Park

The Hidden Desert: Joshua Tree National Park plans to make it easier for people to leave their cars and see cholla cacti by removing cholla to make more room for cars.
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Why 4 California National Parks Made the 'Worst Ozone Pollution' List

Why 4 California National Parks Made the 'Worst Ozone Pollution' List

Parks: California's national parks are the pride of the nation, but this week four of them were awarded a distinction their supporters would just as soon have missed.
Over 20 California State Parks on the Brink of Reprieve

Over 20 California State Parks on the Brink of Reprieve

Parks: There is some light at the end of the tunnel. Of the 70 state parks on the closure hit list, 11 have been temporarily saved, and there are currently 24 in rescue negotiations, according to a list from the state.