Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tag: wildfires

Wildfires could be pumping 3x more soot to the Arctic than...

The new findings are an example of how the impacts of the climate crisis build on each other.

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.”

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Want to understand Manchin and Sinema?

If you want the whole answer, you need to look at the single biggest factor affecting almost all national politicians I’ve dealt with: Big egos.

Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and waterproof gear sold...

Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found.  Public health and...

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. After serving for 27 years, Breyer, 83, will step down from his lifetime position at the end of the term in June.

Exposing the massive hypocrisy of international insurance companies

Despite the pro-climate rhetoric of the insurance industry—and warnings by the world’s climate scientists calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration—leading...