Those concerned about California's record-breaking drought received four pieces of bad news this week: The drought is as bad as ever, the snowpack is melting rapidly, the drought is projected to persist or worsen in the next three months, and climate change appears partly to blame.
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Although immigrants and other people of color are the ones who mostly bear the brunt of climate change, one anti-immigration organization is using Earth Day to blame immigrants for ruining California's environment.
In the latest in a 20-year line of decisions on California's deficient prison conditions, a federal judge found pepper spraying and solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates "horrific." But California still hasn't gotten the message.