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Climate Crisis: World Experiences Hottest November on Record in 2020

Climate Crisis: World Experiences Hottest November on Record in 2020

By Timothy Jones The world experienced the hottest November on record in 2020, while Europe has had its warmest fall weather in history, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said in a monthly report on Monday. C3S’ analysis of surface and air temperatures found that the month was 0.8 degrees Celsius (1.44 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer […]

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    Latest Trump Rollback Allows Increased Logging in National Forests

    Latest Trump Rollback Allows Increased Logging in National Forests

    The Trump administration has finalized yet another environmental rollback that would allow more logging in national forests without environmental review. The new rule, finalized Wednesday, would allow the U.S. Forest Service to log or manage 2,800 acres of national forest in the Western U.S. without first conducting an environmental review, The Washington Post explained. However, […]

    Best Type of Forest for CO2   Storage Depends on Location and Climate, Study Finds

    Best Type of Forest for CO2 Storage Depends on Location and Climate, Study Finds

    A new study from scientists at the University of Geneva concludes different features are necessary for forests to better capture carbon — an important process continually studied due to climate change — including location, size and climate. Data from forests on five continents was published in the journal Nature Communications contrasting two hypotheses currently at […]

    Can We Protect Iconic Landmarks Against a Changing Climate?

    Can We Protect Iconic Landmarks Against a Changing Climate?

    By Erin Seekamp With global travel curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are finding comfort in planning future trips. But imagine that you finally arrive in Venice and the “floating city” is flooded. Would you stay anyway, walking through St. Mark’s Square on makeshift catwalks or elevated wooden passages – even if you couldn’t […]

    New California Fires Force More Than 90,000 to Evacuate

    New California Fires Force More Than 90,000 to Evacuate

    California‘s devastating wildfire season raged on Monday as new blazes in Orange County injured two firefighters and forced around 90,800 people to flee their homes, The New York Times reported. The two firefighters suffered second and third degree burns over most of their bodies while battling the larger Silverado Fire and had to be intubated. […]

    Colorado Wildfire Grows by 6,000 Acres an Hour

    Colorado Wildfire Grows by 6,000 Acres an Hour

    Thousands of homes were evacuated Wednesday after a Colorado wildfire exploded in size, growing at a rate of 6,000 acres per hour. The East Troublesome fire had been burning since Oct. 14, but suddenly took off Wednesday in a more erratic manner than even worst-case-scenario predictions had anticipated, Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin said, as […]

    Trump Admin Denies California’s Request for Wildfire Aid

    Trump Admin Denies California’s Request for Wildfire Aid

    The Trump administration rejected California’s federal relief request to help recover from six recent wildfires, The Los Angeles Times reported. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office requested a presidential disaster declaration for federal relief funds to help with cleanup efforts, including the Creek Fire, the largest in the state’s history, CNN reported. The relief would have […]

    Earth Just Had Its Hottest September Ever Recorded, NOAA Says

    Earth Just Had Its Hottest September Ever Recorded, NOAA Says

    By Kenny Stancil As the climate crisis fuels devastating wildfires across the western United States and melts Arctic sea ice at an alarming rate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday that Earth just experienced the hottest September on record and that 2020 is on pace to be one of the three hottest years […]