Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tag: wildfires

Firefighters race to protect world’s largest tree from menacing wildfires

Sequoias have evolved to withstand wildfires and even to spread their seeds with help from the heat. However, the more intense fires fueled by the climate crisis can be too much even for these trees.

As wildfires ravage British Columbia, Wall Street tells investors to buy...

New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’

PG&E announces initiative to submerge 10,000-miles of power lines to lessen...

PG&E's new infrastructure safety initiative is said to be the largest effort to lessen the risk of wildfire in the U.S.

Smoke from wildfires reaches the North Pole for the first time...

NASA said smoke could also be seen in parts of Mongolia, Canada and western Greenland.

My extreme world

And (un)welcome to it...

This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change...

Climate change is now affecting every continent, region and ocean on Earth, and every facet of the weather.

5 things to know as wildfire season heats up

New research sheds light on how increasing wildfires are affecting ecosystems and communities.

Despite what the logging industry says, cutting down trees isn’t stopping...

Oregon’s timber industry has promoted the idea that private, logged lands are less prone to wildfires, but science doesn’t support that.

‘Sadistic and depraved’: Trump rejects California request for federal disaster aid...

“That a sitting president—of any party—would deny their own citizens help during their time of greatest need, amid literal hellfire raining down on American cities, is beyond shameful.”

Retirement fund for many California firefighters battling wildfires puts money in...

By continuing to hold fossil fuel investments, the logic goes, CalPERS may be taking some of that money and using it to add fuel to the wildfires of tomorrow.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.