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The toxic air we breathe: the health crisis from Australia's bushfires

For months, Australians breathed air pollution caused by bushfire smoke that was up to 26 times above levels considered hazardous to human health. The long-term impact could be devastating Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Australia news, Air Pollution, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Bushfires, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


LA Fire chief asks homeowners to raise $134 million by passing tax Measure FD

Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby is asking voters to pass Measure FD, a parcel tax he says is necessary to fund his department for the future, adding paramedics, improving the 911 system, upgrading firefighting equipment, combating devastating wildfires and keeping up with substantial increases in medical calls for service. Don’t forget: The way LA County votes is changing, big time The measure, which requires a two-thirds vote for approval, is on the ballot in unincorporated areas and 5...
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, Wildfires, Fires, Local News, Malibu, Trump, Northern California, Don, Los Angeles County


The End of Australia as We Know It

What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow?
Tags: News, Australia, Global Warming, Wildfires, Thomas, Mike, Keneally, Fires and Firefighters, Cannon-Brookes


In Australia’s Most Populous State, ‘All Fires Are Contained’

Wildfires that raged for months during a summer of extreme weather are finally under control or gone altogether in New South Wales.
Tags: Weather, News, Australia, Wildfires, Rain, Floods, Fires and Firefighters, Melbourne (Australia, Sydney (Australia, Victoria (Australia, New South Wales (Australia


Living in the climate emergency: Australia's new fire zone

Areas of Australia have burnt during the recent bushfire season that used to be too wet to burn. In this first episode of The Frontline, a new series that shows how everyday Australians are already experiencing the climate crisis, we go inside the new fire zone Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, Endangered Species, Endangered habitats, Bushfires


'Life will go on': battered by bushfire, East Gippsland starts to pick up the pieces

With some living in donated caravans or fighting their insurers, the residents of eastern Victoria have begun the daunting task of rebuilding from the ashes On a small block in the East Gippsland village of W Tree, Kay Schieren ducks under the branches of a small gumtree, pushing aside the singed leaves.“I’ll just pose here with the autumnal colours,” he jokes. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Victoria, Bushfires, East Gippsland, Kay Schieren


Economic casualties of the climate crisis: wine country businesses say no one is coming

Businesses are still struggling months after a massive wildfire hit Sonoma county and prompted widespread evacuations and panicLike so many other wine country towns dependent on tourism and out-of-town visitors, the California resort community of Guerneville typically experiences a winter downturn.Business owners know to prepare for it. Restaurant owners scale back seasonal staff. Hotels offer discounted rates. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, California, Environment, US news, Wildfires, Wine, GUERNEVILLE


Edison unveils 3-year, $3.8 billion plan to prevent Southern California wildfires

Southern California Edison on Friday unveiled a $3.8 billion, three-year plan to avoid catastrophic wildfires by employing advanced technology to locate potential breakdowns in the system while reducing the need to shut off power in high-fire areas. The 2020-22 plan was presented for approval to the California Public Utilities Commission, which has 90 days to review it. Last year’s plan, the first, called on Edison to cut thousands of fire-fueling trees, inspect thousands of miles of power lines...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Environment, Fire, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Community, Breaking News, Public Safety, Southern California, Ventura, Edison, California Public Utilities Commission


Edison unveils 2-year, $3.8 billion plan to prevent Southern California wildfires

Southern California Edison on Friday unveiled a $3.8 billion, two-year plan to avoid catastrophic wildfires by employing advanced technology to locate potential breakdowns in the system while reducing the need to shut off power in high-fire areas. The 2020-22 plan was presented for approval to the California Public Utilities Commission, which has 90 days to review it. Last year’s plan, the first, called on Edison to cut thousands of fire-fueling trees, inspect thousands of miles of power lines a...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Environment, Fire, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Community, Breaking News, Public Safety, Southern California, Ventura, Edison, California Public Utilities Commission


PG&E Has a Survival Plan, and Newsom Has Plan B: A Takeover

California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, is threatening to assume control of the utility if its restructuring in bankruptcy doesn’t meet his demands. Does he mean it?
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Gavin Newsom, Gavin, Newsom, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Electric Light and Power


20 Southern California firefighters return from battling mammoth fires in Australia

Firefighter Leonard Dimaculangan, of Pasadena, Calif., center left, conducts media interviews alongside his daughter Promise, 11, after arriving from a deployment fighting wildfires in Australia Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. 20 firefighters from the Angeles National Forest worked with the Victoria Rural Fire Service to fight the blazes that are consuming Australia. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Firefighter Leonard Dimaculangan, of Pasadena, Calif. hugs his daughter Promise, 11, af...
Tags: News, Australia, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wildfires, Public Safety, Southern California, Socalgas, U S Forest Service, Pasadena Calif, Los Angeles International Airport, Robert Garcia, Angeles National Forest


How Europe Turned Into a Perfect Landscape for Wildfires

Forests are a celebrated carbon sink. They are also vulnerable in the era of climate change. Europe is a case in point.
Tags: Europe, News, Environment, Global Warming, Wildfires, Forests and Forestry, Catalonia (Spain


Forests Rebounded in Europe. Then, With Climate Change, So Did Fires.

Forests are a celebrated carbon sink. They are also vulnerable in the era of climate change. Europe is a case in point.
Tags: Europe, News, Environment, Global Warming, Wildfires, Forests and Forestry, Catalonia (Spain




Can the World’s Strangest Mammal Survive?

Habitat loss, predation by feral cats, and now wildfires wrought by climate change — how long can the world’s strangest mammal survive?
Tags: News, Zoos, Drought, Wildfires, Platypus, Mammals, Conservation of Resources, Endangered and Extinct Species, Your-feed-science


The Importance Of Creating Modular Speeches

Things change and so you need to have speech modules Image Credit: V C As a speaker, we control the world when we are on a stage. Unless there is somebody with a big hook waiting for us offstage, while we are speaking time stands still and our audience only has ears for us as we share the importance of public speaking. However, the biggest problem that we all face is that we don’t yet control the world. What this means is that although we may have been asked to come and give a speech, a gre...
Tags: Hollywood, Time, Wildfires, World Cup, Housing Crisis, Speech, Merger, 9/11, Audience, Hurricanes, Speaking, Shorten, 3 - Create, World events, Jim Anderson, Adapt


The Plight of the Platypus

Habitat loss, predation by feral cats, and now wildfires wrought by climate change — how long can the world’s strangest mammal survive?
Tags: News, Zoos, Drought, Wildfires, Platypus, Mammals, Conservation of Resources, Endangered and Extinct Species, Your-feed-science


Australia’s Volunteer Firefighters Are Heroes. But Are They Enough?

The country relies heavily on civilians to contain its fires, but the monstrous blazes that come with climate change threaten to break the system.
Tags: News, Australia, Wildfires, Fires and Firefighters, Volunteers and Community Service, Rural Areas


Saving Tallabrook Lodge: the battle against Australia’s raging fires – in pictures

Guardian Australia photographer Mike Bowers and reporter Christopher Knaus joined the Cowie family defending their property about 100km from Canberra Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Australia, World news, Australia news, Art and design, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Canberra, Mike Bowers, Cowie, Christopher Knaus


Australia fires: bushfires menace homes and lives – and firefighters warn winds will create new threats

Embers flare into an out-of-control blaze on ‘another difficult day’ in NSW and in the country around Canberra • Terror on all sides: inside a firestorm tearing through the Australian bushThe NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, says the state has experienced “another difficult day” as multiple emergency fires burned across the state’s southeast.While five emergency warnings were in place on Saturday afternoon for blazes across the NSW south coast and southeast, at 9pm on Saturday evening just one r...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Canberra, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Australian Capital Territory, Gladys Berejiklian


WATCH: Climate change will impact real estate ‘whether you like it or not’

Miami agent Nick Quay argued Thursday that real estate professionals can thrive by helping their clients understand how climate change will impact them.
Tags: Video, Florida, Climate Change, California, Events, Drought, Global Warming, Radio, Wildfires, Miami, Agent, Flood, Inman Connect New York, Inman Connect, ICNY, Real Estate Connect


Heatwave brings dangerous fire conditions to bushfire-ravaged Australia

Four days of hot weather are forecast for NSW, Victoria and South Australia, while storms on Friday will bring threat of dry lightningLarge swathes of Australia’s eastern and southern coasts are set for a heatwave from Thursday, bringing dangerous fire conditions to the bushfire-ravaged states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.As dozens of fires continue to burn across the country, the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top of 39C in Melbourne on Thursday, while people in Adelai...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Wildfires, New South Wales, Adelaide, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, South Australia, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Capital Territory, NSW Victoria, Gladys Berejiklian


Canberra fires live updates: capital of Australia faces renewed bushfire threat – latest news

Huge fires to the south smother city with smoke amid weather forecast for heatwave and searing temperatures as Scott Morrison prepares to address National Press Club today. Follow live news and latest updates 9.55pm GMT Last night the fires sat to the south of the station. Although pretty impressive, the station is not under threat. Matt who was looking after the station last night took the pictures. pic.twitter.com/ZgQg1o81r5 9.37pm GMT Scott Morrison will address the National Press Clu...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Wildfires, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Morrison, Matt, National Press Club, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


Canberra fires live updates: Australian capital faces renewed bushfire threat – latest news

Huge fires to the south smother city with smoke amid weather forecast for heatwave and searing temperatures as Scott Morrison prepares to address National Press Club today. Follow live news and latest updates 9.14pm GMT This is some incredible footage from Martin Ollman, a photographer in Canberra. RAW timelapse footage of the last few hours - Orroral Valley fire -Out of control #canberra #australia #AustraliaBurning #AustralianFires pic.twitter.com/akBjC8AIof 9.12pm GMT The weather over...
Tags: Australia news, Wildfires, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, National Press Club, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Martin Ollman, Orroral Valley


A Prairie Flower That Flourishes With Fire

Research over two decades on prairie land in western Minnesota shows how controlled burns encouraged a plant to generate seeds.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Research, Wildfires, Stuart, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Echinacea, Flowers and Plants, Chicago Botanic Garden, Gardens and Gardening, Reproduction (Biological, Your-feed-science, Coneflowers, Echinacea Project, Wagenius


Worst fire threat since 2003, ACT chief minister says – as it happened

Evacuation centres set up and RFS volunteers recalled as fire threatens southern ACT suburbs and NSW border. This blog is now closed 12.00pm GMT That’s where we will leave our coverage for tonight. Thanks for sticking with us. The last update we received from ESA was that there was no change from the advice it issued at 10pm, namely that there is no immediate threat to properties in Canberra, but there are spot fires threatening Tharwa. For those in affected areas, please follow updates from...
Tags: Facebook, Australia news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Canberra, Bushfires, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, ACT Emergency Services Agency on Twitter


Canberra fires: worst bushfires threat since 2003, chief minister says – as it happened

Evacuation centres set up and RFS volunteers recalled as fire threatens southern ACT suburbs and NSW border. Follow latest news and live updates 12.00pm GMT That’s where we will leave our coverage for tonight. Thanks for sticking with us. The last update we received from ESA was that there was no change from the advice it issued at 10pm, namely that there is no immediate threat to properties in Canberra, but there are spot fires threatening Tharwa. For those in affected areas, please follow ...
Tags: Facebook, Australia news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Canberra, Bushfires, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, ACT Emergency Services Agency on Twitter


Canberra fires: worst bushfires threat since 2003, chief minister says – live news

Evacuation centres set up and RFS volunteers recalled as fire threatens southern ACT suburbs and NSW border. Follow latest news and live updates 7.29am GMT Police say they’ve been working for weeks on evacuation plans for a situation precisely like the one unfolding in Canberra.The chief police officer Ray Johnson said Banks and the other suburbs in Canberra’s south, particularly Conder, Gordon, and Calwell, were not yet being evacuated, but should pay close attention to the bushfire and inf...
Tags: Australia news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Canberra, Bushfires, Ray Johnson, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Conder Gordon, Calwell


When Fires Burn on the Prairie, Coneflowers Bloom More Often

Research over two decades on prairie land in western Minnesota shows how controlled burns encouraged a plant to generate seeds.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Research, Wildfires, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Echinacea, Flowers and Plants, Chicago Botanic Garden, Gardens and Gardening, Reproduction (Biological, Your-feed-science, Stuart Wagenius, Coneflowers, Echinacea Project


How Does a Nation Adapt to Its Own Murder?

Australia is going up in flames, and its government calls for resilience while planning for more coal mines.
Tags: News, Australia, Global Warming, Coal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfires, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, Indigenous Australians, Carbon Dioxide, Churchill, Morrison, Mann, Politics And Government, Michael E, Mines and Mining