California Grapes Burning as Climate Change Ireces Burning grapes as a way of combating climate change is a common practice in California. Burning garbage, leaves, and other combustible materials in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is also becoming more popular.

LA VINA, Calif.  — Driving to work one gray morning last year, Eduwiges Aguayo stopped suddenly when she saw columns of smoke billowing from burning piles of discarded grapevines.Aguayo, who had stopped about a mile from her home in San Joaquin Valley’s grape country, called her family to give them a warning: Stay indoors, shut the windows and avoid running the air conditioner since it draws air from outside. (). Continue reading.