Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: wildfires

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."

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.

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.

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Planet’s vital signs are reaching dangerous ‘tipping points’ amid climate crisis, scientists warn

“We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system.”

Maine becomes first state to make corporations pay for recycling

“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”

Labor rights advocates’ Fight for $15 has helped millions of workers

“The success of the movement for higher wages... only reaffirms how far out of step lawmakers in Congress are from their constituents, as they continue to refuse to raise the federal minimum wage.”

Police sergeant suspended after kicking handcuffed woman’s head on video

The Atlanta Police Department has not yet released the names of the police officer, sergeant, or the victim who was not charged with a crime.

Manchin’s coal conflict of interest not of interest to corporate news

None pointed out the conflict of interest.