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We already knew almonds were booming in California despite the drought but now we know more about the scale of the boom and its environmental effects, thanks to a new study from Eastern Kentucky University.

According to the latest report, 300 homes are at risk from a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains in what is beginning to look like a very familiar scenario.

This week Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 552, which is designed to help disadvantaged communities meet clean and safe drinking-water requirements. It is one of a handful of bills the governor signed that impact California water issues.

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