California drought helps state save oak trees from deadly pathogen

Guardian: California's drought is worsening and turning farms to dust, but it is also helping to save oak trees from a deadly fungus and keep beaches clean from bacteria-saturated water. The lack of rain has impeded a disease which kills the state's signature tree and reduced the amount of bacteria-laden water which contaminates the coast, according to reports this week. The good news did not dispel alarm over the wider crisis. Almost 33% of California is now suffering “exceptional” drought, the highest......

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