Day: November 14, 2019

California Fire Updates: Getty Fire Forces Evacuations in West Los Angeles as Kincade Fire Burns

Up and down the state, wildfires are driving residents from their homes. The fire threatens 90,000 buildings across an expanding evacuation zone. Published Oct. 28, 2019Updated Nov. 4, 2019 Sign up here for our California Today newsletter.VideotranscripttranscriptFirefighters Race to Contain Blazes Across StateA forecast of powerful winds and low humidity was expected to worsen conditions…

AOC and Bernie Are Teaming Up on a Green New Deal for Housing — Here’s Why It Matters

The Green New Deal finally has some details. Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took their first stab at rolling out specifics on their landmark Green New Deal proposal, introducing legislation in both chambers of Congress to rehabilitate public housing communities that have seen years of neglect. Their effort, dubbed the…

One Thing You Can Do: Slay the Energy Vampires

Climate Fwd:Also this week, a coal giant files for bankruptcyWelcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. (And find the website version of this week’s letter here.)ImageCredit…Tyler VarsellIt’s Halloween on…

Climate change poses unprecedented health risks to children, major study warns

Climate change poses an unprecedented health risk to children and is already having “persistent and pervasive” effects that will last throughout their lives, a major new study has warned.  Without drastic reductions in emissions, escalating temperature increases will burden the next generation with high levels of malnutrition, weaker immune systems and higher risk of premature death. …