Here’s why California is...

Oct 13, 2019 by

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has cut the power on millions of Californians. It is a pre-emptive move to cut the company’s liabilities for potential wildfires. The announcement and subsequent handling of this forced blackout has been chaotic.

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Elizabeth Warren’s new climate...

Oct 11, 2019 by

A number of Democratic candidates for president have released ambitious environmental plans that make the environmental platforms of yore look like yesterday’s lunch.

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What Are Californians Supposed...

Oct 10, 2019 by

PG&E is turning off the power to protect against another fire. It’s created a new kind of disaster.

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Want to know what climate chan...

Oct 8, 2019 by

Adrienne Titus was heading back to her parents’ village on a sweltering afternoon in early July when she saw the dead salmon.

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Why California is fighting fir...

Sep 19, 2019 by

What if the answer to California’s wildfire woes is more fire?

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Parts of California are too wi...

Aug 26, 2019 by

California is facing yet another real estate-related crisis, but we’re not talking about its sky-high home prices. According to newly released data, it’s simply become too risky to insure houses in big swaths of the wildfire-prone state.

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Siberian Wildfires Prompt Russ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

Temperatures that have been soaring with climate change combined with lightning and winds to burn vast areas of forest and send smoke hundreds of miles into cities.

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Alaska’s Hess Creek Fire...

Jul 18, 2019 by

The Hess Creek Fire has been burning since June 21 in the middle of the state near Livengood, about 80 miles north of the city of Fairbanks.

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Alaska Chokes on Wildfires as ...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Fires are spreading farther north, burning more intensely and starting earlier, in line with what scientists have warned would happen with climate change.

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Study: Home Wildfire Resistanc...

Jun 11, 2019 by

A recent side-by-side comparison at the IBHS Research Center shows how builders can construct more fire-resistant homes.

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Greenland’s Hidden Secret

May 29, 2019 by

Greenland is the Key to Global Sea Level Rise

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When dam burst, here’s how one...

Apr 9, 2019 by

Flooding is a perennial danger for people living along Great Plains watersheds. But this spring the challenge has been epic in scale, calling forth individual resilience and the bonds of community.

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The Vulnerability of Californi...

Mar 25, 2019 by

A new study suggests flooding could surpass some of the state’s worst natural disasters.

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Only you (and a bunch of goats...

Jan 15, 2019 by

California has a wildfire problem — and it’s been getting worse and worse thanks to climate change. As communities figure out how best to prepare for future wildfires, some are calling in an unstoppable force of nature: goats.

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California’s largest utility j...

Jan 14, 2019 by

PG&E faces billions of dollars in liability from wildfires exacerbated by rising temperatures and drought.

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Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Close...

Dec 27, 2018 by

The 20 warmest years ever recorded have been within the last 22 years, and the four warmest of those have been 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to the World Meteorological Organization

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Trump officials accused of usi...

Nov 30, 2018 by

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke says he hopes new laws will end environmental reviews and allow ‘thinning’ of forests

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Climate change will be deadlie...

Aug 29, 2018 by

Heat waves will grow more severe and persistent…

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The Arctic Is Burning: Wildfir...

Jul 29, 2018 by

[Translate]  Olivia Rosane Firefighters battle a blaze in a forest in western Sweden, the worst-hit country. Mats Andersson / Getty...

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Photos show Portugal and Spain...

Oct 19, 2017 by

[Translate] Briefly   GRIST.ORG Stuff that matters Europe aflame REUTERS/Pedro Nunes A series of fires in both countries this week...

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Smoke from California’s raging...

Oct 17, 2017 by

[Translate] JOSH EDELSON / Contributor / Getty Images hack-athon By Nikhil Swaminathan   GRIST.ORG As you might have heard, those of...

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At Least 11 Dead and 100 Missi...

Oct 10, 2017 by

[Translate] News & Politics Damage and death toll rises as impacts come into view. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet Wildfire in...

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After burning for months, Mont...

Sep 7, 2017 by

[Translate] Briefly Stuff that matters slow burn Glacier National Park Governor Steve Bullock declared a statewide fire disaster for...

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The world is on fire

Aug 16, 2017 by

[Translate] Blogpost by Konstantin Fomin – A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km...

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This satellite image captures ...

Jul 12, 2017 by

[Translate] Briefly Stuff that matters A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE   GRIST.ORG NASA The NASA Terra image of Alaska shows a dramatic...

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BRUSH FIRE ABOVE PCH IN TOPANG...

Jun 30, 2017 by

[Translate] by Melissa Pamer and Kimberly Cheng, LOCALNEWS A brush fire burning in Topanga Canyon above PCH was 10 percent contained...

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WANT TO STOP WILDFIRES? TRY LO...

Jun 29, 2017 by

[Translate] Liar, liar, forest fire GRIST Republican State Rep. Mike Noel said this week that “tree huggers” were to blame for a...

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Widespread Mercury Contaminati...

Oct 10, 2016 by

[Translate]   Environment It’s in the air, soil, sediment, plants, fish and wildlife. By Susan Kemp / U.S. Geological Survey  ...

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