Climate crisis in the American west

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Southern California could face most dangerous fire weather yet over holiday
Utility companies consider cutting power to 5m households as weather conditions threaten fast-moving wildfires

Gabrielle Canon

24, Nov, 2021 @8:10 PM

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In southern California forest officials back culling trees. Locals are furious
The measure could curb the wind-driven wildfires in the region, but critics want a deeper assessment

Gabrielle Canon

12, Nov, 2021 @11:35 AM

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‘We dread summers’: dangerous ‘fire weather’ days are on the rise in northern California
The Dixie fire grew most explosively on nine of 10 such days, finds analysis of weather station and fire data

Maanvi Singh and Climate Central's John Upton

09, Nov, 2021 @11:35 PM

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Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought
The deluge extinguished smoldering fires – but the west may not get the wet winter it desperately needs

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles

26, Oct, 2021 @1:29 PM

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Scientists see a La Niña coming. What does that mean for the dry American south-west?
The weather system could intensify the drought much of the region is already in, including higher wildfire risks and water shortages

Gabrielle Canon

18, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low as drought pummels tourist spot
Level is expected to fall below lake’s rim this week, cutting off major water source for Truckee River

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

13, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Why the American west’s ‘wildfire season’ is a thing of the past – visualized
It used to be a four-month period. Now fires are starting earlier and burning more intensely amid extreme conditions

Gabrielle Canon and Rashida Kamal

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Giant sequoias and fire have coexisted for centuries. Climate crisis is upping the stakes
As wildfires burn hotter and bigger due to dry conditions, scientists are afraid the species may not survive much longer

Gabrielle Canon

03, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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How a California distillery is turning fire-damaged grapes into ‘something awesome’
Hangar 1 collaborated with Crimson Wine group to salvage Napa-grown fruit for a specialty vodka with charitable intentions

Gabrielle Canon in Alameda

26, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Fresh California wildfire prompts evacuations as forest blazes grow
Fawn fire scorches more than 8.5 sq miles amid hot, dry and gusty conditions as smoke from forest raises air quality concerns

Guardian staff and agencies

24, Sep, 2021 @7:47 PM

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Do you have a glossy green front lawn? What is this, the 1950s? | Tayo Bero
Green lawns are terrible for the environment. They’re also embarrassingly old-fashioned and out of style

Tayo Bero

21, Sep, 2021 @10:29 AM

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States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages
California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah faced historic heatwaves, which were made possible by human-caused global heating, a study found

Dani Anguiano in Portland, Oregon

10, Sep, 2021 @9:12 PM

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