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October 16, 2020
Imagine pouring farm-fresh milk down the drain or crushing perfectly good eggs that could feed families. This has been the reality for farmers during the COVID-19 epidemic. The COVID-19 epidemic has not only created a medical crisis across the country, but it has greatly crippled the food...
October 16, 2020
Meteorologist Emily Heller says the weather lately reminds her of what Northern California saw in 2018 just before the Camp Fire set the town of Paradise ablaze. For weeks, there was no rain, excessive heat, and dry winds.  “The Camp Fire started November 8, and we hadn'...
October 16, 2020
As California contends with its worst wildfire season in history, it’s more evident than ever that land management practices in the state’s forested mountains need major changes. Many of California’s 33 million acres of forests face widespread threats stemming from past...
October 16, 2020
In a normal year, Northern California high school senior Alain Kanadjian would be touring college campuses, attending college fairs in gyms or convention centers and meeting with college recruiters at his campus. All in person. But this is not a normal year for Kanadjian and hundreds of...
October 15, 2020
Ward Eldredge warily monitored the fire’s progress. As curator of the archives of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, he deliberated what would need to be done if the nearby Castle Fire continued its approach toward the parks’ headquarters. The air around Three Rivers grew thick with smoke...
October 13, 2020
School of Engineering professors Roger Bales and Martha Conklin have written a new article for The Conversation discussing the changes that need to be undertaken in land-management practices in California's mountain forests: "As California contends with its worst wildfire season in history, it’s...
October 9, 2020
No parece conveniente vivir en California. Los científicos del clima, los geólogos, los gestores del agua y de los bosques anticipan un futuro apocalíptico. Este 2020 se ha batido el récord de superficie quemada, una extensión de más de 6.000 kilómetros cuadrados, una provincia de Girona...
October 9, 2020
Las comunidades de bajos ingresos de todo el mundo y las minorías son las más afectadas por la amenaza del cambio climático que se anticipa exacerbará sus desigualdades y vulnerabilidades, coincidieron investigadores al discutir sus impactos en la salud y el medio ambiente así como posibles...
October 9, 2020
The Creek Fire has been raging for a month, and if authorities know what caused the 322,089-acre megafire in the mountains northeast of Fresno, they’re not spilling the beans. “The investigation is ongoing,” remains the official statement from Cal Fire and...
October 9, 2020
  By Joshua Viers and Joshua Viers is director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Science (CITRIS) at UC Merced, where he is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, jviers@ucmerced.edu.      ...

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