Tag Archives: Environmental Health

California Expands Drought Emergency

Emergency declaration covers 41 of 58 counties     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the nation’s most populous state while seeking ...

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California Finds Hope in Resilient Redwood Forest

The entire 18,000-acre park burned hard and fast for 24 hours     By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Writer BIG BASIN REDWOODS STATE PARK, Calif. (AP) — Eight months after a lightning siege ignited more than 650 wildfires in Northern ...

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California Governor Declares Drought Emergency in Two Counties

State is bracing for another devastating wildfire season     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing in the dry, cracked bottom of Lake Mendocino, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency Wednesday in ...

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Climate Misinformation Adapts as Extreme Weather Increases

Instead of focusing on denialism, climate misinformation is getting local     By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme storms, like the one that ...

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Mississippi’s Deer Island

Removing Chinese Tallow and Cogon grass   BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will intentionally set a fire on part of an undeveloped barrier island south of Biloxi. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday on ...

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Dry Tinderbox Conditions Raise Concern About New England Drought

Potential trouble in several states     The Associated Press A messy nor’easter wasn’t enough to make up for a lack of late-season snow and dry spring weather, which is causing worries of another summer drought in New England, officials ...

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New Mexico Issues 10-Year Plan to Boost Forest Health

The latest drought map shows much of the U.S. Southwest mired in drought     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Restoring forests, using fire as a management tool and getting more buy-in from private land ...

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