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www.npr.org
4 hours ago
US news

Winds and lightning strikes stoke Oregon fire, now the largest in the U.S.

The Durkee Fire in Oregon, fueled by powerful winds and lightning strikes, continues to grow, prompting evacuations and the deployment of the National Guard. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 hours ago
Canada news

Wildfire reaches Canada's Jasper National Park DW 07/25/2024

Efforts to protect critical infrastructure amidst Canadian wildfires.
Mobilization of resources and assistance for firefighting and evacuations.
Challenges in containing wildfires and evacuating affected areas. [ more ]
Axios
5 hours ago
California

Dozens of wildfires in Pacific Northwest and Canada hit U.S. air quality

Massive wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada prompt evacuations and create dangerous conditions due to extreme heat and dryness. [ more ]
SFGATE
1 day ago
California

Four wildfires started by lightning threaten towns in California's Sierra

Dry lightning started multiple rapidly spreading wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada, threatening communities with evacuations issued. [ more ]
Truthout
2 months ago
Canada news

Smoke From Climate Crisis-Driven Wildfires in Canada Prompt Air Quality Warnings in US

Long-lasting drought conditions in Western Canada due to the climate crisis have led to mass evacuations and air quality warnings in the US Midwest. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
California

First major wildfires of Canada's new fire season hit northern U.S. air quality

Dry conditions fueling numerous wildfires in western Canada, impacting air quality in the U.S. [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 hours ago
US news

Winds and lightning strikes stoke Oregon fire, now the largest in the U.S.

The Durkee Fire in Oregon, fueled by powerful winds and lightning strikes, continues to grow, prompting evacuations and the deployment of the National Guard. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 hours ago
Canada news

Wildfire reaches Canada's Jasper National Park DW 07/25/2024

Efforts to protect critical infrastructure amidst Canadian wildfires.
Mobilization of resources and assistance for firefighting and evacuations.
Challenges in containing wildfires and evacuating affected areas. [ more ]
Axios
5 hours ago
California

Dozens of wildfires in Pacific Northwest and Canada hit U.S. air quality

Massive wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada prompt evacuations and create dangerous conditions due to extreme heat and dryness. [ more ]
SFGATE
1 day ago
California

Four wildfires started by lightning threaten towns in California's Sierra

Dry lightning started multiple rapidly spreading wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada, threatening communities with evacuations issued. [ more ]
Truthout
2 months ago
Canada news

Smoke From Climate Crisis-Driven Wildfires in Canada Prompt Air Quality Warnings in US

Long-lasting drought conditions in Western Canada due to the climate crisis have led to mass evacuations and air quality warnings in the US Midwest. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
California

First major wildfires of Canada's new fire season hit northern U.S. air quality

Dry conditions fueling numerous wildfires in western Canada, impacting air quality in the U.S. [ more ]
moreevacuations
#evacuation-orders
www.nytimes.com
4 hours ago
US news

Wildfire Smoke Spreads over Pacific Northwest and Western Canada

Thousands flee as wildfires spread in US and Canada. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
US news

Pacific Northwest Faces Critical Fire Risk as Wildfires Burn

A dangerous heatwave and wildfires pose a critical fire risk in the Pacific Northwest. Over 1.7 million people under red flag warnings and millions more under extreme heat warnings. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Evacuation orders and road closures in effect Tuesday in Southern California

Multiple evacuation warnings and orders are in effect in Southern California due to heavy rain and the risk of mud and debris flows.
Evacuation orders are mandatory while evacuation warnings are voluntary. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 hours ago
US news

Wildfire Smoke Spreads over Pacific Northwest and Western Canada

Thousands flee as wildfires spread in US and Canada. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
US news

Pacific Northwest Faces Critical Fire Risk as Wildfires Burn

A dangerous heatwave and wildfires pose a critical fire risk in the Pacific Northwest. Over 1.7 million people under red flag warnings and millions more under extreme heat warnings. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Evacuation orders and road closures in effect Tuesday in Southern California

Multiple evacuation warnings and orders are in effect in Southern California due to heavy rain and the risk of mud and debris flows.
Evacuation orders are mandatory while evacuation warnings are voluntary. [ more ]
moreevacuation-orders
#weather-phenomena
www.mercurynews.com
21 hours ago
California

Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

Firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires in Oregon, California, and Washington, including a massive fire in Oregon that is generating its own weather. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
1 month ago
Austin

Smog got you down? Here's why air quality in Austin has been so bad this spring. - Austin Monitor

Smog in Central Texas worsened due to agricultural fires in Mexico, spread of wildfires, lack of cold fronts, and spring heat. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
21 hours ago
California

Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

Firefighters are struggling to contain wildfires in Oregon, California, and Washington, including a massive fire in Oregon that is generating its own weather. [ more ]
Austin Monitor
1 month ago
Austin

Smog got you down? Here's why air quality in Austin has been so bad this spring. - Austin Monitor

Smog in Central Texas worsened due to agricultural fires in Mexico, spread of wildfires, lack of cold fronts, and spring heat. [ more ]
moreweather-phenomena
#climate-change
24/7 Wall St.
21 hours ago
Los Angeles

People Are Flocking To These Wildfire Zones

Global average temperature hit record on Sunday, with potential for 2024 to surpass 2023 as warmest year. [ more ]
Washington Post
4 days ago
US news

A post-fire 'nightmare' in New Mexico: Eight floods in four weeks

Residents in Ruidoso face dual disasters with wildfires and subsequent floods due to climate change, necessitating long-term protective measures. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 week ago
California

California and Oregon wildfire risks continue to rise as extreme heat lingers

Authorities in Western states caution about increasing wildfire risks due to hot weather and dry conditions, amid a severe heatwave affecting the U.S. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
Science

General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

Giant sequoias face a new threat from bark beetles, in addition to climate-driven wildfires. [ more ]
WIRED
2 months ago
OMG science

The World Is Ignoring the Other Deadly Kind of Carbon

Zombie fires, smoldering underground from last year, reignite in Canadian wilderness, emitting black carbon exceeding 15 megatons monthly by May 16. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Science

Canada's "zombie" fires are a legacy of record-breaking 2023

Overwintering fires, known as 'zombie' fires, are reemerging due to last year's severe fire season, providing additional ignition sources this spring. [ more ]
24/7 Wall St.
21 hours ago
Los Angeles

People Are Flocking To These Wildfire Zones

Global average temperature hit record on Sunday, with potential for 2024 to surpass 2023 as warmest year. [ more ]
Washington Post
4 days ago
US news

A post-fire 'nightmare' in New Mexico: Eight floods in four weeks

Residents in Ruidoso face dual disasters with wildfires and subsequent floods due to climate change, necessitating long-term protective measures. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 week ago
California

California and Oregon wildfire risks continue to rise as extreme heat lingers

Authorities in Western states caution about increasing wildfire risks due to hot weather and dry conditions, amid a severe heatwave affecting the U.S. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
2 months ago
Science

General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

Giant sequoias face a new threat from bark beetles, in addition to climate-driven wildfires. [ more ]
WIRED
2 months ago
OMG science

The World Is Ignoring the Other Deadly Kind of Carbon

Zombie fires, smoldering underground from last year, reignite in Canadian wilderness, emitting black carbon exceeding 15 megatons monthly by May 16. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Science

Canada's "zombie" fires are a legacy of record-breaking 2023

Overwintering fires, known as 'zombie' fires, are reemerging due to last year's severe fire season, providing additional ignition sources this spring. [ more ]
moreclimate-change
Austin Monitor
2 days ago
Austin

City honors AFD's work training firefighters for wildland-urban fires - Austin Monitor

District 10 Council Member Alison Alter emphasizes the importance of training firefighters to combat wildfires in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) to protect Austin against the growing threat of wildfires. [ more ]
#firefighters
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
California

Canada wildfires drive hundreds from homes as more scorching heat forecast

Officials warn of ongoing challenges due to wildfires in British Columbia. [ more ]
www.pressenterprise.com
2 days ago
Los Angeles

Map: Hawarden and Eagle fires

Two fires broke out in Riverside County on Sunday afternoon. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Los Angeles

As temperature hits 101, two firefighters are injured in Napa-area fire

Two firefighters were injured battling a Napa Valley blaze that quickly grew to 60 acres. Despite challenges, containment increased rapidly with air and ground resources. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 days ago
Los Angeles

Multiple fires break out in L.A. County amid hot, dry conditions

Hot and dry conditions fuel fires in Los Angeles County, with multiple incidents reported and potential high temperatures. Firefighters are actively battling blazes across different locations. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
California

Canada wildfires drive hundreds from homes as more scorching heat forecast

Officials warn of ongoing challenges due to wildfires in British Columbia. [ more ]
www.pressenterprise.com
2 days ago
Los Angeles

Map: Hawarden and Eagle fires

Two fires broke out in Riverside County on Sunday afternoon. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Los Angeles

As temperature hits 101, two firefighters are injured in Napa-area fire

Two firefighters were injured battling a Napa Valley blaze that quickly grew to 60 acres. Despite challenges, containment increased rapidly with air and ground resources. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 days ago
Los Angeles

Multiple fires break out in L.A. County amid hot, dry conditions

Hot and dry conditions fuel fires in Los Angeles County, with multiple incidents reported and potential high temperatures. Firefighters are actively battling blazes across different locations. [ more ]
morefirefighters
#heat-wave
Axios
2 days ago
California

Wildfires, heat wave dominate weather in West

The heat wave in western states has triggered red flag warnings and intensified wildfires, posing significant challenges for firefighters. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

The 'heat dome' that has killed dozens of people is heading to the US

Experts warn of a dangerous heat wave affecting 7.7 million people in the US from Mexico. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
California

Heat wave and heat dome in California and southwestern US: what you need to know

Heat dome causing extreme temperatures in Western US [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Extreme heat forecast for Western U.S. may kick off sweltering summer. Here's the outlook

A significant early-season heat wave is expected to hit western North America, posing wildfire risks and record-breaking temperatures. [ more ]
Axios
2 days ago
California

Wildfires, heat wave dominate weather in West

The heat wave in western states has triggered red flag warnings and intensified wildfires, posing significant challenges for firefighters. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

The 'heat dome' that has killed dozens of people is heading to the US

Experts warn of a dangerous heat wave affecting 7.7 million people in the US from Mexico. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
1 month ago
California

Heat wave and heat dome in California and southwestern US: what you need to know

Heat dome causing extreme temperatures in Western US [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
California

Extreme heat forecast for Western U.S. may kick off sweltering summer. Here's the outlook

A significant early-season heat wave is expected to hit western North America, posing wildfire risks and record-breaking temperatures. [ more ]
moreheat-wave
#air-quality
PortlandTribune.com
1 week ago
Medicine

Wildfire smoke to blow into Portland Tuesday, poor air quality expected

Wildfire smoke from southerly winds will impact Portland, causing hazy skies and reduced air quality, though less severe than in 2020. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Health

Wildfire Smoke is a Public Health Threat' That Can Have Lasting Impacts, Experts Say

Experts warn of increased air quality alerts this summer due to Canadian wildfires impacting the U.S. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Canada news

How did Canada end up with worse air quality than the US?

Canada's air quality fell behind the United States due to wildfires.
14 of the 15 most polluted cities in Canada and the United States were in Canada. [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 days ago
California

Smoke from wildfires spurs Bay Area air quality advisory

Residents in Northern California are urged to be cautious as wildfires lead to poor air quality, advising staying indoors due to smoke exposure. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
1 week ago
Medicine

Wildfire smoke to blow into Portland Tuesday, poor air quality expected

Wildfire smoke from southerly winds will impact Portland, causing hazy skies and reduced air quality, though less severe than in 2020. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Health

Wildfire Smoke is a Public Health Threat' That Can Have Lasting Impacts, Experts Say

Experts warn of increased air quality alerts this summer due to Canadian wildfires impacting the U.S. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Canada news

How did Canada end up with worse air quality than the US?

Canada's air quality fell behind the United States due to wildfires.
14 of the 15 most polluted cities in Canada and the United States were in Canada. [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 days ago
California

Smoke from wildfires spurs Bay Area air quality advisory

Residents in Northern California are urged to be cautious as wildfires lead to poor air quality, advising staying indoors due to smoke exposure. [ more ]
moreair-quality
Sacramento Bee
1 month ago
California

California inmates fight wildfires - but if prisons can't supply enough crews, what's next?

California faces a shortage of inmate hand crews for battling wildfires due to declining prison populations, leading to challenges in addressing fires efficiently. [ more ]
Inverse
1 month ago
OMG science

Eliminating This Common Pollutant Could Actually Lead to More Forest Fires

Reducing aerosol pollution without cutting greenhouse gas emissions could exacerbate wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere. [ more ]
#respiratory-health
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

How Air Quality Affects Asthmaand What to Do About It

Dirty air, such as that from wildfires, exacerbates asthma symptoms significantly, impacting individuals like Alana Yanez, highlighting the importance of air quality for respiratory health. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Health

Majority of Maui wildfire survey participants have respiratory issues

Up to 74% of participants from a University of Hawaii study on Maui's wildfires may have respiratory issues; research aims for long-term impact assessment. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
OMG science

How Air Quality Affects Asthmaand What to Do About It

Dirty air, such as that from wildfires, exacerbates asthma symptoms significantly, impacting individuals like Alana Yanez, highlighting the importance of air quality for respiratory health. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Health

Majority of Maui wildfire survey participants have respiratory issues

Up to 74% of participants from a University of Hawaii study on Maui's wildfires may have respiratory issues; research aims for long-term impact assessment. [ more ]
morerespiratory-health
www.thelocal.fr
1 month ago
France politics

'Hotter than normal' summer predicted for France

Summer in France could be hotter than normal with a high probability of above-average temperatures, especially in southern regions. [ more ]
#california
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Newsom Seeks Faster Track for Home Insurance Rate Hikes as Market Shrinks | KQED

California faces challenges with finding new homeowners insurance policies due to wildfires and inflation, leading to efforts by Gov. Newsom to expedite rate hike reviews. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

Newsom's latest insurance move could help Californians avoid cancelled policies but they'll have to pay

Governor Newsom plans to expedite insurance companies' rate hike approvals to address growing costs from wildfires and climate change. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
California

As Californians mitigate wildfire threats, why is there still an insurance crisis?

Mitigation efforts in California aim to reduce wildfire risk for homeowners, impacting insurance affordability and availability. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
California

State Farm says it won't renew 70,000 policies in California amid industry woes

State Farm to not renew 2% of policies in California affecting 70,000 customers.
Wildfires impact California insurers making it harder to get insurance. [ more ]
Kqed
4 months ago
California

Buying And Selling A Home In California Set To Change | KQED

The National Association of Realtors settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of inflating commissions.
Property insurance rates in California are increasing due to wildfires, prompting the proposal of a new rate calculation method. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Californians could receive tax breaks on all wildfire-related settlements under recent bills

Bills introduced to exempt Californians from paying taxes on wildfire settlement money have early support from lawmakers.
The proposed bills aim to provide tax relief for all wildfire victims and for settlements related to any natural disaster, but they face challenges due to the state's financial situation. [ more ]
Kqed
2 months ago
California

Newsom Seeks Faster Track for Home Insurance Rate Hikes as Market Shrinks | KQED

California faces challenges with finding new homeowners insurance policies due to wildfires and inflation, leading to efforts by Gov. Newsom to expedite rate hike reviews. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
California

Newsom's latest insurance move could help Californians avoid cancelled policies but they'll have to pay

Governor Newsom plans to expedite insurance companies' rate hike approvals to address growing costs from wildfires and climate change. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
California

As Californians mitigate wildfire threats, why is there still an insurance crisis?

Mitigation efforts in California aim to reduce wildfire risk for homeowners, impacting insurance affordability and availability. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
California

State Farm says it won't renew 70,000 policies in California amid industry woes

State Farm to not renew 2% of policies in California affecting 70,000 customers.
Wildfires impact California insurers making it harder to get insurance. [ more ]
Kqed
4 months ago
California

Buying And Selling A Home In California Set To Change | KQED

The National Association of Realtors settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of inflating commissions.
Property insurance rates in California are increasing due to wildfires, prompting the proposal of a new rate calculation method. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Californians could receive tax breaks on all wildfire-related settlements under recent bills

Bills introduced to exempt Californians from paying taxes on wildfire settlement money have early support from lawmakers.
The proposed bills aim to provide tax relief for all wildfire victims and for settlements related to any natural disaster, but they face challenges due to the state's financial situation. [ more ]
morecalifornia
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
OMG science

From Ancient Charcoal, Hints of Wildfires to Come

Studying ancient charcoal remnants helps understand how fires shaped and were influenced by environmental changes over millions of years. [ more ]
#heatwave
time.com
2 months ago
California

Mexico Is Fighting Over 100 Active Wildfires Amid a Heat Wave

Mexico is battling 159 wildfires during a severe heatwave, leading to power grid stress and blackouts in some regions. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 week ago
US news

'Hellishly hot' southern Europe bakes under temperatures topping 104 F

Extreme heat in Southern Europe and the Balkans as temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius prompting health warnings and measures to protect vulnerable populations. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
California

Mexico Is Fighting Over 100 Active Wildfires Amid a Heat Wave

Mexico is battling 159 wildfires during a severe heatwave, leading to power grid stress and blackouts in some regions. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 week ago
US news

'Hellishly hot' southern Europe bakes under temperatures topping 104 F

Extreme heat in Southern Europe and the Balkans as temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius prompting health warnings and measures to protect vulnerable populations. [ more ]
moreheatwave
ABC7 San Francisco
4 years ago
Los Angeles

Most destructive California wildfires in history

The Camp Fire in Butte County in 2018 holds the record for the most destructive wildfire in California history in terms of the number of structures destroyed. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
2 months ago
Health

Ontario to increase health coverage for wildland firefighters | CBC News

Ontario extends health coverage to wildland firefighters for cancer, heart, and PTSD, aligning with municipal firefighters. Skin cancer now included with reduced service time. [ more ]
Juxtapoz
3 months ago
Design

Juxtapoz Magazine - A Conflagration as Depicted in the Works of Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman's exhibition 'Conflagration' showcases new works inspired by global wildfires and environmental challenges.
The artist's visual language combines natural history, scientific research, and cinematic landscapes to create a unique and impactful narrative. [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
3 months ago
Mental health

How do wildfires affect mental health? A new study examines the connection

Wildfires have significant mental health impacts, leading to an increase in prescriptions for depression and anxiety treatments.
Research on mental health effects of wildfires is scarce compared to studies on cardiovascular and respiratory impacts. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

California's property insurer of last resort adds record number of policies in February

California FAIR Plan setting record with over 15,000 new policies in February.
The insurer's growth reflects the state's unstable insurance market due to wildfires. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
California

What Are the Largest Wildfires in U.S. History?

The Smokehouse Creek fire in Texas is the largest in the state's history and one of the largest in the United States.
Many of the largest wildfires in the U.S., including the Texas fire, are fire complexes with multiple points of ignition. [ more ]
www.dailynews.com
4 months ago
California

Utility company will pay $80 million to settle claims its equipment sparked devastating 2017 wildfire

Southern California Edison settled for $80 million over the 2017 Thomas fire without admitting fault.
The utility is implementing measures to prevent wildfires, following investigations attributing the fire to its equipment. [ more ]
Washington Post
5 months ago
Science

Many California native plants adapt to fire. Some are threatened by it.

Fire is essential to the life cycle of native flora in California.
Plants in California have adapted to fire in different ways, including resprouting or reseeding. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
5 months ago
Science

Unprecedented Fire Season Has Raged Through One of Earth's Biodiversity Hotspots

Colombia is home to nearly 10 percent of the world's biodiversity, including iconic species like frailejones.
The paramos, high-altitude wetlands in the Andes, provide Colombia with 85 percent of its drinking water. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Love them or loathe them, pinyon-juniper woodlands are a growing biofuel battleground

Pinyon pines and juniper trees are regarded as highly flammable and invasive by ranchers and land managers in the American Southwest.
These trees are being cleared from rangelands to prevent wildfires, but they are also being explored as a source of renewable energy like biofuel. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

Monster storm triggered hundreds of mudslides across Los Angeles. Why do they happen?

Southern California has experienced hundreds of mudslides due to heavy rainfall from a recent storm.
Areas on or near hillsides that have been charred by wildfires are particularly prone to mudslides. [ more ]
Portland Monthly
5 months ago
Wine

Can Grapes Be Saved from Wildfire Smoke?

Oregon vineyards are facing the challenge of smoke taint in their wines due to wildfires.
Researchers at Oregon State University are working on spray-on coatings that could protect grapes from the off-flavors caused by wildfire smoke. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Los Angeles

PG&E penalized $45 million in Dixie fire settlement with CPUC

PG&E will be penalized $45 million for its involvement in the Dixie fire, one of the largest wildfires in California history.
The penalty includes funding for an initiative to transition some of PG&E's records to electronic, improving inspections and preventive maintenance. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
California

Ex-firefighter twice jailed for setting wildfires is accused of California roadside bombings

A former firefighter with a history of arson has been charged with detonating explosive devices along California roads.
The suspect has been jailed twice in the past for setting wildfires in California. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Public will be at risk if Labour drops 28bn green plan, warns fire union chief

The head of the Fire Brigades Union warns that dropping the plan to spend £28bn a year on green investment will put the public at risk.
Floods, wildfires, and storms are increasing due to climate breakdown, and the fire service is struggling to cope with the rise in extreme weather events. [ more ]
Washington Post
6 months ago
US news

Officials approve contested dump for toxic Maui wildfire waste

Maui County officials have approved a plan to store ash and debris from last year's wildfires in Lahaina.
The emergency disposal strategy faced opposition due to concerns about the approach to mitigating the toxins left behind by the wildfires. [ more ]
Acm
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires

Technology is being used to predict and fight wildfires through various methods such as AI algorithms and satellites.
Startups like Pano AI, OroraTech, Overstory, and Rain are leveraging technology for wildfire detection and prevention. [ more ]
KQED
6 months ago
Coronavirus

RV Laws In Butte County Leave Many Fire Victims With Few Options | KQED

Many people in Butte County are still without permanent housing years after wildfires.
COVID concerns are increasing as people return from holiday breaks. [ more ]
FlowingData
7 months ago
Business intelligence

A hotter year, again

2023 was the hottest year on record
Rising temperatures lead to extreme weather events and wildfires [ more ]
#climate change
english.elpais.com
7 months ago
Environment

Canada's blazing inferno: 2023 wildfires swept through an area larger than Florida

The 2023 wildfire season in Canada was the worst on record.
Climate change has doubled the risk of weather conditions favorable to wildfires in Quebec. [ more ]
www.kqed.org
8 months ago
California

Regulators Expected To Vote On PG&E's Proposed Rate Hike | KQED

PG&E proposes burying power lines to prevent wildfires, but rate hikes may be necessary.
Protesters disrupt APEC conference in San Francisco, demanding climate action.
California sees closure of nearly 50 maternity wards, forcing some residents to travel long distances to give birth. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
7 months ago
Environment

Canada's blazing inferno: 2023 wildfires swept through an area larger than Florida

The 2023 wildfire season in Canada was the worst on record.
Climate change has doubled the risk of weather conditions favorable to wildfires in Quebec. [ more ]
www.kqed.org
8 months ago
California

Regulators Expected To Vote On PG&E's Proposed Rate Hike | KQED

PG&E proposes burying power lines to prevent wildfires, but rate hikes may be necessary.
Protesters disrupt APEC conference in San Francisco, demanding climate action.
California sees closure of nearly 50 maternity wards, forcing some residents to travel long distances to give birth. [ more ]
moreclimate change
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

10 ways the climate crisis and nature loss are linked

The climate crisis and nature loss are interconnected.
Uncontrollable wildfires are becoming more frequent and destructive.
Human modification of landscapes makes them more vulnerable to wildfires. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
8 months ago
Environment

Opinion: California's greenhouse gas emissions are rising - and we're not even counting them all

California has committed to carbon neutrality by 2045, but the state's greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly last year.
California's greenhouse gas inventory excludes emissions from sources like wildfires and industrial sectors, leading to an undercount of overall emissions.
The omission of these emissions has serious consequences, including a greater greenhouse gas footprint and negative impacts on California communities. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
8 months ago
Books

Book detailing harrowing' impact of wildfires wins Baillie Gifford Prize

John Vaillant's book Fire Weather: A True Story From A Hotter World has won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2023, making it the first book on climate change to receive this honor.
Fire Weather chronicles the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in 2016, exploring the impact of these wildfires on a Canadian community and delving into the oil industry and climate science.
The book combines harrowing human stories with scientific research and geo-economics, providing a powerful account of a climate disaster and highlighting our complex relationship with fossil fuels. [ more ]
#cal-fire
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Here's how Bay Area fire crews are prepping for wildfire season this year

Wildfires in the Bay Area are escalating early in the season, leading to loss of property and heightened response efforts by Cal Fire. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 days ago
California

Cal Fire: Lawn mower caused massive French fire near Yosemite

Improper usage of lawn equipment in dry grass can cause wildfires, exemplified by the French Fire near Yosemite. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
California

Here's how Bay Area fire crews are prepping for wildfire season this year

Wildfires in the Bay Area are escalating early in the season, leading to loss of property and heightened response efforts by Cal Fire. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 days ago
California

Cal Fire: Lawn mower caused massive French fire near Yosemite

Improper usage of lawn equipment in dry grass can cause wildfires, exemplified by the French Fire near Yosemite. [ more ]
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