Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tag: wildfires

Wildfires can reduce biodiversity—can biodiversity be used to reduce wildfires?

A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 percent.

Buried in mud: Wildfires threaten North American water supplies

Flash floods and water contamination after large-scale wildfires are emerging as real hazards in Australia and many other places, threatening drinking water, ecosystems, infrastructures and recreational activities.

Australia wildfire coverage is long on koalas, short on causes

Though coverage of the Australian fires was slow to take off, it’s begun to capture more international attention, while highlighting the effects of climate change.

We need publicly owned utilities

California’s wildfires and blackouts show the dangers of entrusting our power to for-profit corporations.

What western states can learn from Native American wildfire management strategies

Federal, state and local government agencies are increasingly recognizing indigenous burning as an ecosystem component and restoration technique.

Warming climate is the ‘decisive driver’ in spike of record-setting California...

2018 brought several new records for disastrous and deadly wildfires in California.

The smoke’s gone, but hearts and lungs still may be in...

The long-term effects of breathing this cocktail are unknown.

How white colonizers set us up for uncontrollable wildfires

"I want us to go humbly to the very people our culture tried to exterminate to listen to what they can teach us. "

Fiddling while California burns

Fanning the flames of climate denial.

With scores dead and 1,000+ missing in California fires, new study...

"The costs of inaction greatly outweigh the costs of taking action on climate change. We can still reduce future damage and suffering if we act quickly and dramatically to reduce carbon emissions."

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A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

His own worst enemy, Trump drowns in his own swamp

Thus does Trump bring down the very doom and gloom, if not carnage, on himself invoked by his own lies and fear-mongering.

Police officers charged with murder after tasing man to death

“The actions of the district attorney in filing second degree-murder charges is a big step in providing the public with the security that law enforcement is going to be held accountable.”

Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

Is this the final unraveling of the Western narrative of "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo, and a crack in the "accountability-free zone" of impunity for U.S. and allied war crimes?

Is US presidential candidate Joe Biden a war criminal?

Joe Biden had supported the Iraq War of 2003. But no one knows why he is running away from the truth.