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October 2, 2020
People of color and the poor are the hardest hit by the effects of climate change, a panel of experts said Friday. And buyouts and programs of assistance to help people impacted by climate change-related disasters generally favor the wealthy and white communities in the U.S., not the people who...
October 2, 2020
CALIFORNIA, USA — In the annals of California’s wildfire history, so much is happening now that seems unfathomable: The number and size of this year’s fires — and their maddingly erratic behaviors — have created the worst season in the state’s modern history....
September 29, 2020
Wildfire is a natural process necessary to many ecosystems. But wildfires are getting worse and more damaging, and it is our fault, according to new research. A paper by two UC Merced researchers and their colleagues, published in a new Nature journal called Nature Reviews Earth &...
September 25, 2020
The Mountain West has seen plenty of wildfires this year, but nothing like the catastrophic large fires still burning along the West Coast. That's largely thanks to a relatively wet spring. For a fire to start you need basic ingredients: something to burn, like trees, ignition, weather, and...
September 25, 2020
Dozens of wildfires had forced more than 23,000 Californians out of their homes by Tuesday — with many planning to flee to the likes of New York to escape what one resident described as a terrifying “new normal.” Nearly 19,000 firefighters are still battling 27 major blazes...
September 25, 2020
With yet another devastating fire season underway, many California residents are wondering why there have been so many more destructive fires recently. Is it because of climate change? Is it because of overgrown and neglected forests? Or is it because there are simply more people living in...
September 25, 2020
As hundreds of fires scorch California, state officials and federal forest agents signed an agreement that may help the state be able to better weather future fire seasons. Right now, the second and third largest fires in the state’s history are ripping through coastal...
September 25, 2020
The fires burning California forests, the storms battering the coast of Florida and the droughts damaging wheat fields across the Midwest show the “fury of climate change everywhere, all this year and right now,” said Joe Biden on Monday in wide-ranging remarks on the climate crisis...
September 24, 2020
Wildfires have been raging across California, ripping through wildlands as well as cities, towns and rural neighborhoods, forcing thousands of residents to flee amid a heatwave and the coronavirus pandemic. The blazes have blackened skies, spewing smoke across the Bay Area and sprinkling ash across...
September 24, 2020
Every time that Sue Barch has returned to Paradise, California, she has found the town almost completely unrecognizable. Her home was obliterated in November 2018, when a firestorm throttled up and over the edge of the Feather River Canyon and forced her to escape what she describes as a...

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