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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

Added: 15.07.2019 19:38 | 16 views | 0 comments

Wildfires and hurricanes are pushing chemicals into the environment, with health effects that scientists are just beginning to understand.

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Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks

Added: 14.07.2019 21:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

Researchers have shown for the first time the detrimental effect of wildfires on moths and the ecological benefits they provide by transporting pollen, making interacting plant and insect communities more vulnerable to local extinctions.

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California governor signs bill for $21 billion wildfire fund

Added: 12.07.2019 22:02 | 18 views | 0 comments

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires caused by their equipment.

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| Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year

Added: 12.07.2019 15:32 | 17 views | 0 comments


Wildfires this year have been at an unusual intensity despite being common in the northern hemisphere between May and October
Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.
“Since the start of June we’ve seen unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic region,” a WMO spokeswoman, Clare Nullis, told a regular UN briefing in Geneva.

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California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund

Added: 11.07.2019 21:07 | 14 views | 0 comments

California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a top issue for the state.

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California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund

Added: 11.07.2019 20:58 | 19 views | 0 comments

California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a top issue for the state after power provider PG&E Corp filed for bankruptcy in January expecting more than $30 billion in wildfire liabilities.

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Unprecedented Arctic megafires are releasing a huge amount of CO2

Added: 11.07.2019 17:20 | 13 views | 0 comments

Dozens of wildfires are burning across the Arctic circle and have released as much CO2 in just one month as Sweden’s total annual emissions

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Trump signs $19 billion disaster relief bill and says Puerto Rico 'should love' him

Added: 10.07.2019 17:23 | 13 views | 0 comments

The delayed legislation will send funds to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico and to states damaged by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and earthquakes.

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Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill that excludes Trump's border funding

Added: 10.07.2019 17:23 | 13 views | 0 comments

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would provide more than $19 billion in disaster aid funding to parts of the United States hit by hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wildfires, following months of negotiation, NBC News reports.

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The Energy 202: Seattle opens clean air centers as worsening wildfires spark concerns about smoky skies

Added: 10.07.2019 12:38 | 16 views | 0 comments

Cities say they are tackling climate change to fill a void left by the Trump administration.

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