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Tag: wildfires

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 23

Verizon confirms throttling internet in California during deadly wildfires, Michael Cohen won't accept a pardon from Trump, new poll shows Sanders would be Trump in 2020, and more.

Prison inmates fighting California’s deadly fires

More than 2,000 inmates are working as firefighters, prompting new debate over this aspect of prison labor.

Experts: If we don’t stop climate change, CA fires ‘will seem...

This year’s fires have already burned nearly three times as many acres as the same time last year. Experts say climate change has increased the length of fire season.

As wildfires rage, Trump administration plans to slash fire science funding

“A wildland fire (budget) cut is a human health cut.”

A mix of unusual forces is fueling Southern California’s fires

Scientists have tied California's fires to rising temperatures and years of epic drought.

We don’t think of Californians as climate refugees yet, but we...

Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.

Scientist Daniel Swain on ‘unprecedented climate conditions’ contributing to deadly CA...

More than 11,000 firefighters are battling the wildfires, with the support of hundreds of fire engines and dozens of helicopters and airplanes.

31 killed in deadliest week for wildfires in California history

Fire officials are preparing for conditions to worsen with high winds expected to return.

90 companies helped cause the climate crisis – they should pay...

The companies responsible for the climate crisis should cover the costs of fighting wildfires and recovering from hurricanes.

Wildfires are essential: The Forest Service embraces a tribal tradition

The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.

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How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Elizabeth Warren introduces plan to protect elections during coronavirus pandemic

"Congress must act to protect our upcoming elections, keep voters and poll workers safe, and safeguard our electoral institutions for the long haul."