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Trump’s pullback of pollution controls is even more hazardous than you think

The EPA scrapped the Obama-era rules controlling methane emissions. The fracking-friendly move will also result in the release of hazardous air pollutants linked to cancer.
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How climate change is affecting the record-breaking seasonal wildfires

In this episode of This Green Earth Dr. Gary Yohe talks about the influence climate change is having on the record-breaking wildfires occurring in Colorado and the Pacific West Coast.

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Climate

Silverado fire in Irvine prompts thousands of Californians to evacuate

Two firefighters were injured and about 90,800 people ordered to evacuate near Irvine, Calif., the authorities said, as strong winds fanned new blazes.
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Climate

The case for reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps

If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off disasters like wildfires.
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Climate

Why the Colorado wildfires feel like a season without end

After a horrific summer of fires in the West, Colorado is fighting out-of-control fires as ski season approaches.
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As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing "multi-level emergency" mount

The record-breaking forest fires burning in Colorado even as winter sets in are the latest sign climate warming 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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Climate

The world’s largest tropical wetland has become an inferno

This year, roughly a quarter of the vast Pantanal wetland in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, has burned in wildfires worsened by climate change.
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Greensburg, Kansas rebuilt without carbon emissions after a tornado nearly destroyed it

As communities around the country decimated by fires and floods also face rebuilding, and a country stalled by a pandemic reimagines life after a vaccine, the city on the prairie offers some lessons in green living.

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Climate

In the West, lightning grows as a cause of damaging fires

In the West, wildfires caused by lightning have been growing bigger and occurring more frequently. With climate change, other parts of the country may feel the effects, too.
Toxics

People warned to reduce driving because of Colorado fires

People in Colorado's most populated region are being asked to limit driving to avoid making air pollution caused by smoke wildfires even worse.

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Toxics

The West Coast wildfires are apocalypse, again

In a year of lost normality, the fires’ outlandish size and reach signal that normal is gone for good. Yet these fires are not the end of the world.
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Climate

Colorado wildfire grows into largest in state history

Left vulnerable by dry conditions, more than 430,000 acres have burned so far in what has been one of the worst years ever for wildfires in the state.
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Toxics

Dying birds and the fires: scientists work to unravel a great mystery

Nobody knows precisely how wildfire smoke affects birds' health and migratory patterns. Now, citizen birdwatchers are stepping in.

Climate

Colorado wildfire rapidly spreads in Boulder County, forces evacuations

A fast-moving, rapidly growing wildfire erupted Saturday and expanded to more than 7,000 acres in northwest Boulder County, Colo., prompting the evacuation of at least 2,000 homes and sending hikers and campers fleeing to safety.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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