Wildfire is a natural and common phenomenon in Southern California, and has been a part of life here for so long that our local ecosystems are adapted to it. Fire can be a source of renewal in the chaparral landscapes...
There are lots of other pursuits that use a lot more water, but few significant water uses are so ostentatious and arguably unnecessary as golf. So it's not surprising that golf links are taking some heat. Is that heat deserved? It depends where in the state you are.
A bill introduced into the U.S. Senate that would increase protection on more than 2,200 square miles of the California desert is getting general acclaim from conservationists, but one part of the bill isn't winning unanimous support.
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