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Gaps in wildfire smoke warning community depart folks uncovered

[ad_1] BILLINGS, Mont. — Enormous gaps between air high quality sensors within the western U.S. have created blind spots within the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes sweeping North America this summer season, amid rising concern over potential well being impacts to thousands and thousands of individuals uncovered to the air pollution. Authorities applications to […]

AP PHOTOS: Wildfires develop worldwide as local weather sizzles

[ad_1] ByThe Related Press August 20, 2021, 3:30 AM • 2 min learn Share to FbShare to TwitterE-mail this text The summer season season of wildfires is rising extra intense and damaging because the local weather sizzles. July was the planet’s hottest month in 142 years of file maintaining, in accordance with U.S. climate officers. […]

Local weather-fueled wildfires take toll on tropical Pacific isles

[ad_1] WAIMEA, Hawaii — A metallic roof sits atop the burned stays of a homestead on the once-lush slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea — a dormant volcano and the state’s tallest peak — charred vehicles and bikes strewn about as wind-whipped sand and ash blast the scorched panorama. Generations of Kumu Micah Kamohoalii’s household have […]

Recreation in danger as Lake Powell dips to historic low

[ad_1] PAGE, Ariz. — A thick, white band of newly uncovered rock face stretches excessive above boaters’ heads at Lake Powell, creating a pointy distinction in opposition to the well-known crimson desert terrain as their vessels weave via tight canyons that have been as soon as underwater. It is a stark reminder of how far […]

Guidelines proposed by California insurance coverage commissioner supply

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — After a number of years of insurers dropping owners’ insurance policies in areas hard-hit by wildfires, the California insurance coverage commissioner is pushing for laws that may offset rising premiums with reductions for mitigating wildfire dangers. On Oct. 19, the Division of Insurance coverage will host an investigatory listening to the […]

EU high official proposes new 2030 goal to cut back emissions

[ad_1] The European Fee president is proposing to cut back Europe’s complete greenhouse emissions by 55% by 2030, a lot larger than the present objective of 40% September 16, 2020, 8:54 AM • 2 min learn BRUSSELS — The European Union’s high official on Wednesday proposed a extra formidable goal for reducing greenhouse emissions in […]

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

[ad_1] NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale. The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a decade ago, and student activists increasingly […]

Trump calls for slashing funding for toxic Superfund cleanup

[ad_1] President Donald Trump is calling for slashing funding for the country’s Superfund hazardous waste clean-ups By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press Writer February 10, 2020, 5:34 PM 2 min read WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called Monday for slashing funding for the Superfund hazardous waste program, even as the backlog of clean-ups has grown around […]

BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island

[ad_1] A Louisiana island that provides critical nesting habitat for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of erosion and a crippling 2010 oil spill By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press February 3, 2020, 5:56 PM 4 min read NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial […]

Lawsuit: EPA has dragged feet on oil spill dispersant rules

[ad_1] Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, asking a federal court to make the agency set new rules for use of oil spill dispersants By JANET McCONNAUGHEY and DAN JOLING Associated Press January 30, 2020, 7:45 PM 5 min read NEW ORLEANS — Environmental groups and women […]