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Pollen

The Big Burn and the Fires in the West

From the perspective of a native Californian

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.

— Alexander Pope

More than 4 million acres in California have burned in 2020, and more than 1 million acres have burned in Oregon. We in the West are choking

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