Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tag: wildfire

Wildfire smoke exposure linked to increased COVID deaths

Health experts have suspected since the early days of the pandemic that a link existed between air pollution and the likelihood of catching the disease and experiencing a more severe infection.

Smoke from western wildfires to spread as far as New York

Wildfire smoke is a problem because it contributes to air pollution.

The fires this time

A climate view from California.

‘This country is a tinderbox’: Australia braces for more devastation as...

As thousands of evacuees fled to the beaches, conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing growing outrage for his inaction on climate and close ties with the coal industry.

Raging bushfires wipe out indigenous fauna, leave thousands of Australians homeless

"Climate change is influencing the frequency and severity of dangerous bushfire conditions in Australia and other regions of the world."

Our land is burning, and western science does not have all...

The growing fire crisis means it’s vital western science and Aboriginal knowledge are brought together to make communities as fire-safe as possible.

Interior Sec. Zinke blames ‘radical environmentalists,’ not climate change, as 100+...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote an op-ed last week in USA Today about forest management on public lands that blamed “radical environmentalists” for the fires.

$1 an hour to fight largest fire in CA history: Are...

According to some estimates, California avoids spending about $80-$100 million a year by using prison labor to fight its biggest environmental problem.

What wildfires do to our minds

A Northern California community offers mental health first-aid to survivors of devastating fires.

Volunteers plant 67,500 trees in Portuguese forest devastated by wildfires

"In an era of climate change, such disasters are becoming reality all over the world."

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Green hydrogen’s rapidly falling costs undermine the gas industry’s argument for blue hydrogen

Aside from those and other specific uses, the idea of a hydrogen economy should be retired, whether it’s blue or green.

ReTrolligans—how the GOP risks all, miming ‘trollish’ gate-crashing, lying, bullying & chaos

With a daring experiment, the scheming, conspiracy-riven Republicans are testing whether morphing into a party of boorish trolls works.

Victory: PennEast Pipeline stops development of natural gas pipeline

“This is a huge victory. Today, water, the environment, and people spoke louder than fossil fuels.”

The week of two high-stakes games of chicken

Neither of these games of chicken would be as fraught if Democrats were united.

‘We aren’t bluffing’: Progressives hold the line as Pelosi moves ahead with bipartisan bill

“If we don’t pass our agenda together—that's infrastructure AND paid leave, child care, climate action, and more—then we're leaving millions of working people behind.”