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The Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve is a state-protected reserve land located in the rural westside of the Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County, 15 miles (24 km) west of Lancaster. The reserve is at an elevation ranging from 2600 to 3000 feet above sea level in the Mojave Desert climate zone. The reserve is administered by California State Parks. The reserve's namesake and protection is based on the state flower, the California poppy. The area is one of the state's most consistent poppy-bearing lands. Other wildflowers within the reserve include the owl's clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups and coreopsis.
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Snow-covered Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, spews lava during an eruption in the early hours of Thursday, March 16, 2017 Mount Etna eruption: BBC crew among at least 10 injured in 'huge explosion'
At least 10 people have been injured after several tourists and a BBC crew were caught up in an eruption at Mount Etna. | A member of the BBC crew said they were caught u... (photo: AP / Salvatore Allegra) The Independent
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2003 file photo, a bumblebee sits atop a gray-headed coneflower in Dauphin, Pa. A common pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. Flower-friendly habitat for bumblebees 'raises survival'
At this time of year, bumblebee queens are a familiar sight foraging on spring flowers. | After spending the winter hibernating, they need to build up vital energy stores... (photo: AP / Carolyn Kaster) BBC News
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In this Feb. 21, 2017 photo, commuters, some wearing masks, walk to a subway station to a subway station during the evening rush hour in Beijing. Yet the citys average reading of the tiny particulate matter PM2.5 - considered a good gauge of air pollution - is still seven times what the World Health Organization considers safe. ‘Airpocalypse’ smog events in China linked to melting ice cap, research reveals
Stagnant weather caused by fast-melting Arctic ice helped create conditions for China’s recent extreme air pollution events, scientists say | @dpcarrington | Climate ch... (photo: AP / Andy Wong) The Guardian
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As the sea levels rise, humanity's habit of building on the coast means that many of the world’s major cities will slowly drown. This may be some way off in most peopl... (photo: Creative Commons / National Park Service, Alaska Region) IFL Science
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Shell gas station in Hiroshima, Japan Martinez: Oil company penalized $3 million over fuel storage tanks
MARTINEZ — A petroleum company has been ordered to pay $3 million in civil penalties for failing to comply with a legal settlement over violations of underground fu... (photo: Public Domain / Fg2) East Bay Times
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Vitamin pill B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution
B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. | Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supp... (photo: Creative Commons / hitthatswitch) BBC News
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, speaks following a vote in the Senate on immigration reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Report: Schumer, Democrats Plotting Government Shutdown Over Border Wall
| Led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrats in the Senate are warning Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans not to include money for a border wall ... (photo: AP / Susan Walsh) WorldNews.com
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The Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve is a state-protected reserve land located in the rural westside of the Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County, 15 miles (24 km) west of Lancaster. The reserve is at an elevation ranging from 2600 to 3000 feet above sea level in the Mojave Desert climate zone. The reserve is administered by California State Parks. The reserve's namesake and protection is based on the state flower, the California poppy. The area is one of the state's most consistent poppy-bearing lands. Other wildflowers within the reserve include the owl's clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups and coreopsis. Heavy California rains lead to desert "superbloom"
After a winter of heavy rains soaked California, ending a six-year drought, a floral rainbow has bloomed in the desert. John Blackstone has more from the Anza-Borrego Sta... (photo: Creative Commons / BorisFromStockdale) CBS News
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The Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve is a state-protected reserve land located in the rural westside of the Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County, 15 miles (24 km) west of Lancaster. The reserve is at an elevation ranging from 2600 to 3000 feet above sea level in the Mojave Desert climate zone. The reserve is administered by California State Parks. The reserve's namesake and protection is based on the state flower, the California poppy. The area is one of the state's most consistent poppy-bearing lands. Other wildflowers within the reserve include the owl's clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups and coreopsis.
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