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After California wildfires, more than 10,000 ‘hazard trees’ to be removed

The hazard trees could potentially fall onto people and cars on the section of State Route 180 known as Generals Highway, or they could create barriers for emergency and fire response, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks said on Friday.
What worries climatologists is not so much the size of California’s wildfires, which have long rejuvenated forests and chaparral, but their ferocity. (AP)
What worries climatologists is not so much the size of California’s wildfires, which have long rejuvenated forests and chaparral, but their ferocity. (AP)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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Pune-born cardiologist among 2 killed in California plane crash

The Pune-born cardiologist was the owner of a twin-engine Cessna 340 and an instrument-rated pilot who flew between his home and Yuma.
Das was born in a Bengali family and grew up in Pune. (AP Photo)
Das was born in a Bengali family and grew up in Pune. (AP Photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 12:09 PM IST
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Southern California beach set to reopen after worst oil spill

  • City and state beaches in Southern California's Huntington Beach will reopen after water quality tests revealed no detectable levels of oil associated toxins in the ocean water. However visitors must avoid areas that smell of oil nor touch any oiled materials that wash ashore.
Cleanup workers search for contaminated sand and seaweed in front of drilling platforms and container ships about one week after an oil spill from an offshore oil platform. The heavy crude oil spill affected close to 25 miles of coastline in Orange County. Huntington Beach is open but the public is not allowed to enter the water. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP)
Cleanup workers search for contaminated sand and seaweed in front of drilling platforms and container ships about one week after an oil spill from an offshore oil platform. The heavy crude oil spill affected close to 25 miles of coastline in Orange County. Huntington Beach is open but the public is not allowed to enter the water. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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