A Coronavirus Infection Complicates Portland-Area Firefighting Efforts

A fire incident management team went into temporarily isolation this week in Washington State after a member of a resupply crew tested positive for the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #quarantines, #washington-state, #wildfires

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How to Protect Children from Wildfire Smoke

Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #children-and-childhood, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lungs, #masks, #respiratory-diseases, #wildfires

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Special Episode: ‘An Obituary for the Land’

“I will mark my heart with an ‘X’ made of ash that says, the power to restore life resides here.”

#california, #podcasts, #poetry-and-poets, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #williams-terry-tempest

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‘This Does Not Look Good for Children’: Fires Pose Risk to Young Lungs

The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it.

#air-pollution, #asthma, #california, #children-and-childhood, #lungs, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #wildfires, #your-feed-healthcare

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Landslides Threaten Oregon After Fires Sweep Hillsides

Heavy downpours can bring destructive mudslides now, or in years to come.

#california, #global-warming, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #rain, #wildfires

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California Firefighter Dies in Blaze Sparked by Gender-Reveal Celebration

The firefighter died while battling the El Dorado Fire, which has burned through 19,000 acres since it was started by a pyrotechnic device.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Inside a Wildfire Inferno

In a new documentary on FX and Hulu, The New York Times shows what it’s like to live through a wildfire. These are the stories of the people who decided to stay put and confront the extraordinary blazes that left 46 million acres of Australia scorched earlier this year.

#australia, #fx-tv-network, #hulu-com, #new-york-times, #wildfires

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How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

There are a number of ways to help, including donating to relief organizations and signing up to host displaced community members.

#california, #wildfires

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California, the Most Calamitous Place on Earth

Drought, flood, wildfire, mudslide, earthquake — it’s a hell of a way to run through the seasons.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #paradise-calif, #wildfires

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The Wildfires: What I Saw When Australia Burned

At one point, the wildfires that country experienced seemed to fade from our memory. Not anymore. And what I witnessed there has shaped my thoughts on what’s raging here.

#australia, #new-york-times, #wildfires

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Wildfires Are Latest Risk in the Rewarding Quiet of Gold Country

California’s numerous fires are challenging the survival of some of the state’s oldest and most storied small communities.

#berry-creek-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #gold, #mines-and-mining, #wildfires

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A Governor Bestowed Apples on Wildfire Victims. The Maggots Were Unintended.

Gov. Jay Inslee apologized for transporting the pest to maggot-free counties in Washington, which produces about 70 percent of the nation’s apples. After the discovery, the hunt was on.

#agriculture-and-farming, #apples, #insects, #inslee-jay, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Wildfires and Hurricane Sally: How to Help

With fires on the West Coast and floods on the Gulf Coast, relief organizations are providing meals and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#alabama, #american-red-cross, #california, #charity-navigator, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi, #oregon, #philanthropy, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Wildfires Live Updates: Dry Lightning Could Threaten Western Oregon

Firefighters were making progress against several significant wildfires, but a coming change in conditions could allow fires to quickly spread.

#cal-fire, #california, #clackamas-county-ore, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #rescues, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wildfires

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Taking Stock After a Historic Month of Fire

Thursday: The August Complex, California’s largest fire ever, started burning a month ago.

#california, #wildfires

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A Desperate Bid for Survival as Fire Closed In on an Oregon Mountain Town

After wildfires left them trapped on the shores of a reservoir near Detroit, Ore., dozens of people and nine firefighters mounted a last stand, hoping for a miracle.

#detroit-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues, #wildfires

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As Wildfires Rage, California Presses Insurers to Cut Rates

But the changes could backfire, experts say, pushing more insurers to stop offering coverage in areas where fire risk is rising because of climate change.

#california, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #homeowners-insurance, #wildfires

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It’s Not Just California. These Places Are Also on Fire.

Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #arctic-regions, #argentina, #brazil, #environment, #global-warming, #indonesia, #russia, #siberia, #wildfires

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Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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How Much Will the Wildfires Cost?

Wednesday: Measuring the damage is critical for making better policy choices in the future, one expert says.

#california, #wildfires

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Clean Air Was Once an Achievable Political Goal

The wildfires will force us to recognize the steep costs of incompetent, neglectful, uncaring government.

#air-pollution, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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New Mexico Mystery: Why Are So Many Birds Dropping Dead?

Scientists say that the wildfires in the West combined with drought and record heat waves could be triggering one of the Southwest’s largest migratory bird die-offs in recent decades.

#animal-migration, #birds, #new-mexico, #wildfires, #wildlife-die-offs

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A New Front in the Biden-Trump Battle for the Suburbs: Wildfires

An issue that has always been on the sidelines in presidential campaigns may be coming to the forefront as Joseph Biden seeks to cast climate change, not violence, as the real and immediate threat to the suburbs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #women-and-girls

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Foul Air From West Coast Wildfires Spreads Across the Continent

Smoke from the wildfires in the West was spotted high in the skies over Washington, D.C. Firefighters continued to battle blazes that were still spreading.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose

Basic firefighting techniques have changed little in decades — but fires themselves are now changing as the world warms, complicating an already perilous profession.

#california, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #wildfires

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A Pastor, a School Bus and a Trip Through a Scorched Oregon Town

A fire destroyed much of Phoenix, Ore., leaving people to wonder whether the town can rise from the ashes. “There’s nothing to sift through,” one resident said.

#harry-and-david-llc, #phoenix-ore, #talent-ore, #wildfires

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Conservative Media and Trump Dismiss Climate Change as Cause of Fires

Rush Limbaugh and Tucker Carlson dismiss scientists’ determination that climate change is a key culprit in West Coast wildfires.

#carlson-tucker, #foxfriends-tv-program, #gateway-pundit-blog, #global-warming, #hoft-jim, #levin-mark-reed, #limbaugh-rush, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #wildfires

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Trump, Covid and Climate Change: What He Says vs. What He Knows

One reader cites an ad that the president signed in 2009 warning about the perils of climate change. Others criticize him for holding large indoor rallies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Live Updates: Fires in Oregon, California and Washington

The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Tracking Oregon, California and Washington Wildfires: Live Updates

The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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A ‘Crossroads’ for Humanity: Earth’s Biodiversity Is Still Collapsing

Countries have made insufficient progress on international goals designed to halt a catastrophic slide, a new report found.

#biodiversity, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #global-warming, #united-nations, #wildfires

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Trump and Newsom Talk About Forest Management and Climate Change

Tuesday: Although the governor and the president were polite, they disagreed about the reality of climate change.

#california, #wildfires

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What Happened During Trump’s California Visit? President and Newsom Talk About Fires and Climate Change

Tuesday: Although the governor and the president were polite, they disagreed about the reality of climate change.

#california, #wildfires

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A Deadly Tinderbox

As wildfires continue to rip through parts of the West, Oregon is experiencing catastrophic destruction.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #oregon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wildfires

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As Trump Again Rejects Science, Biden Calls Him a ‘Climate Arsonist’

The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t think science knows” what is happening, he said.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #newsom-gavin, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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The G.O.P. Plot to Sabotage 2021

Republicans are already acting as if there’s no next year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #local-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Wildfire Smoke Over Vancouver Prompts Air Quality Concerns

Residents retreated indoors after smoke from wildfires in the U.S. descended on Vancouver and other communities in British Columbia.

#air-pollution, #british-columbia-canada, #environment-canada, #forests-and-forestry, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #vancouver-british-columbia, #victoria-british-columbia, #wildfires

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Australia’s Witnesses to Fire’s Fury Are Desperate to Avoid a Sequel

Eight months after blazes devastated a wide swath of Australia, the most battered communities are trying to burn their way to safety as another fire season approaches.

#australia, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #indigenous-australians, #wildfires

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California and Oregon Wildfires: Latest Updates

Firefighters were facing unpredictable wind gusts and drier weather on Monday, conditions that threaten to give new strength to raging wildfires.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #trump-donald-j, #wildfires

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When Will the Air Quality Improve in California?

Monday: The advice is to take it hour by hour. Also: President Trump is set to visit California, where he’ll confront a reality he’s denied.

#california, #wildfires

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Jerry Brown on a California Exodus: ‘Tell Me: Where Are You Going to Go?’

From his ranch, the former California governor is experiencing the same smoky air wafting through much of the state. “We are causing this,” he declared in an interview.

#brown-edmund-g-jr, #california, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #wildfires

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As Wildfires Burn Out of Control, the West Coast Faces the Unimaginable

Firefighters across California and Oregon are bracing for stronger winds that could partly clear the air — but also fan the flames of uncontrolled blazes.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #merkley-jeffrey-a-1956, #oregon, #paradise-calif, #washington-state, #wildfires

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In Visiting a Charred California, Trump Confronts a Scientific Reality He Denies

A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #carbon-dioxide, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #science-and-technology, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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Live Wildfires Updates and Map: Oregon, California and Washington

With parts of Oregon expected to see wind gusts as high as 40 miles an hour, the state “could be looking at a challenging Sunday.”

#wildfires

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As Fires Disrupt Schools, ‘the Pandemic Has Actually Helped’

After wildfires consumed an entire town, students and teachers who had planned for remote classes found some comfort in staying connected amid the chaos.

#butte-county-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #darling-hammond-linda, #disasters-and-emergencies, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #paradise-calif, #sonoma-county-calif, #wildfires

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What to Know About N.F.L. Week 1

Some familiar faces joined new teams — looking at you, Tom Brady and Cam Newton — and young stars like Lamar Jackson are ready to pick up where they left off in a season unlike any other.

#arizona-cardinals, #baltimore-ravens, #barkley-saquon-1997, #brady-tom, #brees-drew, #buffalo-bills, #california, #cleveland-browns, #football, #fournette-leonard-1995, #jackson-lamar-1997, #kamara-alvin, #kansas-city-chiefs, #lift-every-voice-and-sing-song, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #miami-dolphins, #murray-kyler-1997, #new-england-patriots, #new-orleans-saints, #newton-cameron-j, #san-francisco-49ers, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016, #wildfires

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Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires

The announcement came after the president acknowledged a wildfire season that so far has claimed 17 lives and destroyed millions of acres of land in California, Oregon and Washington.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fires-and-firefighters, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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As the West Coast Burns, Communities Unravel With Each Death

The fires have killed at least 17 people, leaving families and communities devastated up and down the West Coast.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Now It’s Not Safe at Home Either. Wildfires Bring Ashen Air Into the House.

Our reporter, a San Francisco resident, describes family life amid a pandemic and a natural disaster.

#san-francisco-calif, #wildfires

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17 Dead and Dozens Missing in Vast Western Wildfires

In Oregon, where more than 1 million acres have burned, fires have destroyed entire towns and forced 40,000 residents to evacuate.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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