As climate change fuels increasingly severe blazes in US, Topanga has taken steps to reduce its vulnerability.
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Such a declaration would enable the US president to halt crude oil exports and spur investments in clean energy tech.
Washington has not delivered on its promise to the Green Climate Fund, a tool to avert catastrophic climate change.
Volunteers, lawyers and non-profits are creating sanctuary networks for people seeking abortions in the United States.
With the landmark abortion legislation struck down, more women could face economic hardships and serious health risks.
California task force recommends reparations for descendants of enslaved people, some of whom are living on the streets.
The COVID-linked provision has allowed the US to carry out nearly 2 million expulsions since March 2020.
The torrent of coronavirus deaths, along with prolonged social isolation and financial hardship, have traumatised many.
Boarding schools were part of a policy to sever cultural traditions and take land from Indigenous people, report finds.
Residents have been warned to scale down their water usage this summer, as critical shortages loom.