Northern California was hit on Sunday by an extremely strong storm that knocked down trees and left highways covered with water from record rains. The storm also caused mudslides in areas that were burned in recent wildfires.
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Fire fighters have protected several massive sequoia trees in California by covering their bases with a foil-like wrap to protect them. In spite of the intense wildfires, fire fighters have so far been able to save some of the most famous of these trees.
States in the western United States are having one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. The blazes have burned massive amounts of forest, forced tens of thousands from their homes, and killed dozens.
California is battling hundreds of wildfires caused by lightning strikes, and is asking nearby states for help. Already the state has lost more area to wildfires this year than it did in all of 2019.
Scientists are worried about Western monarch butterflies and are trying to understand why they're struggling. To answer their questions, they're asking people in the western US to send in any pictures of monarchs they take this spring.
In today's news roundup, a California company cuts electricity to avoid wildfires, women in Iran watch their first soccer game in 40 years, and the paintings of a famous chimpanzee artist will be sold in December.
San Francisco has decided that its city government workers can't use computer programs that recognize faces. San Francisco is the first US city to take such a strong step to keep this technology under control.
Heavy rains in Southern California have helped create a "super bloom" of wildflowers in the desert. And these healthy plants have led to unusually high numbers of painted lady butterflies flying north this year.
California is battling some of the worst wildfires in its history. Dry weather and strong winds have created monster fires more deadly than anything the state has seen before.
People around the world react in different ways to the global threat of climate change. Some people work to fix the problem, some protest for more action, and some act like there's no problem at all.