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Chico air quality index reaches unhealthy levels for sensitive groups

Chico reached an air quality index of 105 Friday. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Brian Luong

August 26, 2018

While record-breaking sized wildfires continue to burn across the state, side effects on air quality are already being felt as students return to Chico for fall semester. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Chico reached a level considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” Friday, according to the Env...

Trump’s budget strikes concern

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Roberto Fonseca

April 4, 2017

"Putting Americans first" doesn't seem to apply to our schools, environment and the those living in poverty according to President Donald Trump's preliminary budget proposal for 2018.Trump wants to cut spending for the Environmental Protection Agency by 39 percent. He said climate change is a "hoax" and a c...

Bad vibes from vibrators containing phthalates

Photo credit: Annie Paige

Jessica Candela

September 5, 2014

Is your vibrator giving you cancer? Many couples and individuals choose to purchase sex toys — dildos, butt plugs, cock rings, anal beads and vibrators — to amp up sexual pleasure. However, some commonly purchased toys contain unhealthy and unregulated materials.Rebekah Higgins, who has managed ...

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