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Northern California and Bay Area face high winds, critical fire danger this weekend 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gusty offshore winds will lead to critical fire danger in parts of Northern California over the weekend. PG&E is watching to see if power shutdowns will be needed.

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California grants western Joshua trees temporary endangered species protections 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

California officials have taken the unusual step of granting temporary endangered species status to the western Joshua tree.

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18-Year-Old Indigenous Climate Activist Fights to Save Arctic Wildlife Refuge 22.9.2020 Truthout.com
Quannah Chasinghorse is trying to protect the wilderness that the Trump administration opened to oil drilling.
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Google says its carbon footprint is now zero 14.9.2020 BBC: World
The technology giant has also pledged to be using only carbon-free energy by 2030.
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Oregon homeowners, neighbors struggle to combat wildfires amid shortage of firefighters 13.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

Oregonians use shovels, buckets and garden hoses on wildfires as Gov. Kate Brown seeks more firefighters from the federal government and other states.

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Another California firestorm where warnings did not prevent deaths 12.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A timetable of official response shows authorities were slow to warn those downwind of the Bear fire of the firestorm firefighters knew was likely.

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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Dirty air from wildfires continues to foul parts of the smog-weary Bay Area 10.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

After gaining notoriety for orange skies, the San Francisco Bay Area confronted more poor air from fires on Thursday. But skies were gray, not orange.

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“Good Morning, Hell”—Californians Awake to Apocalyptic Skies as Wildfires Rage 10.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. People in the San Francisco Bay Area and across California awoke on Wednesday morning to an eerie scene of darkened, orange-hued skies and ash raining down as historic wildfires rage across the state. The apocalyptic skies are due […]
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Climate change: Tax frequent fliers, get rid of SUVs, government told 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Climate change: Tax frequent fliers, phase out polluting SUVs, citizens say
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California wildfires: Hikers rescued as blazes rage 8.9.2020 BBC: World
Crews struggled to reach dozens of trapped people amid an unprecedented wave of fires in the state.
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They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? 2.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. What a week. Rough for all Californians. Exhausting for the firefighters on the front lines. Heart-shattering for […]
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Climate change: Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy 1.9.2020 BBC: Business
New research suggests utilities are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing wind and solar.
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Single-engine plane with one person aboard crashes near Meadow Lake Airport 27.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the Cessna T210 crashed one mile south of the regional airport, catching fire after impact, Allen Kenitzer, an FAA spokesman, said via email.
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Black turbine blade 'can cut bird deaths' 26.8.2020 BBC: Science
Painting one blade of a wind turbine black could cut wind farms' fatal bird strikes by up to 70%.
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The lights went out. Now California might let these gas plants stay open 24.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The gas plant vote Tuesday is the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration following this month's blackouts.

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Transitioning to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple. Just Look at California. 23.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Slate and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The recent “heat storm” in California has pushed grid operators to impose rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001. A combination of heavy air conditioning usage, the unplanned unavailability of some power plants, limited options for importing power […]
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California wildfires: Trump declares major disaster 23.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
One fire tearing through the state is the third largest California has ever seen.
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LA Phil filmed concerts in an empty Hollywood Bowl. You can stream them for free 21.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Summer concerts at the Bowl were canceled by COVID-19, but the LA Phil has used the venue to make new concert films, some centered on social justice.

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Six killed in California wildfires as thousands are forced to flee 21.8.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Tens of thousands of buildings across northern California are threatened by hundreds of wildfires.
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