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A Brave Journalist (And Friend of Mine) Just Got Arrested…For Going to a Public Meeting 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
Yesterday I woke up to horrible news, a Facebook message alerting me that a good friend had been arrested and detained while working in Indonesia. Philip Jacobson, 30, is an editor for Mongabay, a US-based nonprofit that covers environmental news in the Southeast Asian archipelago and around the world. He was on the island of […]
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Stags, snakes and G'day mate: U.S. firefighters adapt and battle Australia's bush fires 21.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

More than 170 U.S. firefighters are helping their Australian counterparts battle the nation's worst blazes ever, an assignment that requires adjustment to a new terrain, culture and lingo.

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Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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5 Australian Fire Failures: Lessons for the World from a Climate Catastrophe 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
In August, 2018, when Scott Morrison became Australia’s 6th prime minister in 10 years, he presented himself as a responsible steward poised to bring continuity after a decade of leadership hiccups. To emphasize his willingness to take on the country’s most pressing issues, he evoked Bono: “When the history books are written, our age will […]
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The Ecology of Bourbon Country 17.1.2020 EcoTone
By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. ...
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Raining fire: It’s time for a tech reckoning 16.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There remains such a disconnect between what the world needs and what Silicon Valley is producing.
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4 Things to Know About Australia’s Wildfires and Their Impacts on Forests 11.1.2020 WRI Stories
4 Things to Know About Australia’s Wildfires and Their Impacts on Forests Comments|Add Comment|PrintAustralia bush fires, 2019. Photo by Ash Hogan/Flickr Australia’s bush fires are the worst in the country’s recorded history. Already, millions of acres have burned, creating dangerous levels of air pollution, displacing nearly 90,000 people and killing a billion animals. Global Forest Watch Fires sheds light on what’s happening in Australia and the impacts fires could have: 1) Australia’s fires... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources 10.1.2020 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has updated its virtual issue on “Wildfire, Forest Management, and Climate.” ESA scientists with expertise on wildfire drivers, ecosystem impacts, and other related issues are available for comment and to respond to questions and inquiries. As the likelihood and intensity of fires is increasing amid drought and climate warming, ...
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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade 10.1.2020 WRI Stories
10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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5SOS guitarist Michael Clifford nabs a place where he can entertain in Valley Village 10.1.2020 LA Times: Business

In Valley Village, 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford has picked up an entertainer's abode with two homes and a pool for $2.025 million.

These Villages Battled a Blaze to Save Their Trees 6.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first, the fire didn’t look like much of a threat. It was October 2014, the end of the dry season in central Madagascar, 100 miles north of the capital city of Antananarivo. The hillsides of this area are as […]
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Human-caused ignitions spark California's worst wildfires, but get little state focus 5.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

In 2019, utilities turned off electricity during high-wind events, and California had its mildest fire season in eight years. Was that a coincidence? Or did the power shutdowns prevent big wildfires?

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U.S. sends more than 100 firefighters to help Australia battle flames 3.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

For the first time since 2010, the federal government is sending U.S. firefighters, including some from California, to help combat Australia's wildfires.

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Lawsuit against railroad over wildfire should proceed, judge rules 1.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
In what could be a major blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge has recommended that a district court throw out the train’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S. government is seeking $25 million for fighting the 416 Fire.
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Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A look back at some of the decade's biggest news stories, as selected by the editors of The Denver Post.
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California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade 26.12.2019 LA Times: Science

After ten years of fires, droughts and storms in California, the state's residents are panicking about climate change.

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This is what a devastating earthquake in California would look like 12.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Christchurch, New Zealand, shattered by a 2011 earthquake, offers an urgent lesson for California.

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Hot Property Newsletter: Homes where giants trod 30.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Maybe it was the turkey, or the pie, or that Hot Property turned 35, but this week's collection brings on the nostalgia big time.

Editorial: The clock is ticking on California's next fire season. We need to get ready 29.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Catastrophic wildfires and massive blackouts. This is no way to live. Here's what needs to happen so the next 12 months aren't as bad as the last 12 months.

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