User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Land Management :: Fire
Last updated: Oct 28 2020 09:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Opinion: Orange County fires spur memories of the 1993 Laguna Canyon blaze — and the lessons learned since 28.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

On the 27th anniversary of a destructive wildfire in Laguna Beach, the author ponders the lessons she's learned about fire and safety since then.

Fires sweep through Orange County, driving tens of thousands from their homes 27.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Driven by strong winds, two fires spread quickly in Orange County, forcing more than 90,000 people to evacuate.

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Op-Ed: The West is choking on smoke. When will it penetrate the nation's consciousness? 27.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

When the dust from Great Plains hit D.C. in the 1930s, the nation realized something was very wrong. Let the smoke from the Blowout of 2020 awaken us.

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East Troublesome fire makes “significant” advance on east side of Rocky Mountain National Park 25.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
With light snow falling and temperatures forecast to remain in single digits through Monday morning, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park were anticipating "no active spread" of the East Troublesome fire in the park on Sunday. Saturday, however, was not a good day. The fire "intensified and continued to make a significant run" eastward from the Continental Divide toward Bear Lake Road on the east side of the park, according to park officials.
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate change is hitting the West hard, causing scientists to up their rhetoric and warn it is past time to move beyond planning and start aggressively acting.
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Santa Ana winds will raise red flags on land and big waves off the coast, forecasters say 25.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gale-force winds are likely to cause dangerous conditions in harbors on Catalina and Santa Cruz islands.

Small airplane crash-lands on Airport Road in Longmont 25.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
A small yellow two-person plane crash-landed on a field near Airport road shortly after take-off about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, coming to rest partially in the roadway, according to Longmont police Sgt. Colin Jessen.
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Along California's ring of fire, residents face decades of danger, destruction 24.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Parts of California face an existential threat from growing wildfires due to global warming

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East Troublesome fire forces new evacuations in Estes Park early Saturday as high winds fuel fire growth 24.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Night crews working the fire reported winds up to 60 mph, pushing the fire quickly to the east, fire officials said early Saturday.
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Photos show damage to Rocky Mountain National Park from East Troublesome Fire 23.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Photos show damage to the Kawuneechee Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Denver weather: When, where and how much snow to expect this weekend as a cold front hits Colorado 23.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A cold front is pushing across northeastern Colorado Thursday with cloudy skies, patchy drizzle and sharply colder weather.
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Colorado wildfires update: Latest on the East Troublesome, Cameron Peak and CalWood fires 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
A cold front in northern Colorado, with cloudy skies, cooler weather and the chance for precipitation, is helping firefighters battling some of the wildfires in the state. Thursday's cold front will impact the Cameron Peak, CalWood and Lefthand Canyon fires, officials said.
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All of Rocky Mountain National Park closes as East Troublesome Fire enters the park 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Incident Information System shows that the East Troublesome Fire may have entered the park Thursday morning.
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East Troublesome fire explodes to 125,677 acres, forcing evacuations around Grand Lake 22.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
The East Troublesome Fire is now almost six times as large as it was around 6 p.m. Wednesday, reaching 125,677 acres and forcing evacuations in and around Grand Lake.
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Love trees? Prioritize wildfire restoration and fighting deforestation 22.10.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Love trees? Prioritize wildfire restoration and fighting deforestation Heather Clancy Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:00 Back in my former life as a tech journo, my coverage was informed by the infamous " hype cycle " phrase coined by research firm Gartner to describe the arc of emerging technology adoption from the spark of innovation to mainstream adoption. Lately, I’ve been mulling that framework a great deal in the context of a much-ballyhooed nature-based solution for removing carbon emissions: planting trees. Heck, even the climate-denier-in-chief loves the idea . Right now, we are clearly in the "peak of inflated expectations" phase of the tree-planting movement, with new declarations hitting my inbox every week. Pretty much any company with a net-zero commitment has placed tree projects at the center of its short-term strategy, often as part of declarations related to the Trillion Trees initiative.   As a verified tree-hugger, I’m encouraged. But, please, it’s time to refine the dialogue: While ...
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Remember all that choking California wildfire smoke? She turned it into art 22.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Kim Abeles has been making her Smog Collectors art for more than 30 years. Her latest series uses air pollution from the Bobcat wildfire as her material.

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Which 14ers you can (and can’t) hike during the national forest closures 21.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Here's where you can and can't hike during the national forest closures.
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Colorado wildfires update: Latest on the CalWood, Lefthand Canyon, Cameron Peak and Ice fires 21.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Windy conditions and low relative humidity are expected to fuel fires on Wednesday from the San Juan Mountains to the Front Range.
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As wildfires explode in the West, Forest Service can't afford prevention efforts 21.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

President Trump has repeatedly said that 'forest management' is the key to preventing out-of-control wildfires. Yet across the West, the government has put on hold millions of acres worth of projects to reduce fire risk.

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National forests close in five counties due to “unprecedented” fire conditions 21.10.2020 Denver Post: Local
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests said the temporary closure goes into effect Oct. 21.
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