Ripening almonds in an orchard in the Central Valley of California get flooded by irrigation water.

In summary

Gavin Newsom gets expert environmental advice, the feds estimate California wildfires’ carbon footprint, Toni Atkins introduces some ‘Trump insurance, wrecking levees to avert floods, a possible Newsom advisor, and a California air filter trend.

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