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California wildfire brings destruction, uncertainty; 82,000 people in 34,000 homes threatened

Chicago Tribune A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across 40 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles. Exactly how many, however, and to whom they belonged, remained uncertain. Story here.

Dazzling blue lakes are forming in Antarctica — and they’ve got scientists worried

The Washington Post In a  new study , scientists who study the largest ice mass on Earth — East Antarctica — have found that it is showing a surprising feature reminiscent of the fastest melting one: Greenland. Story here.