Environmental News

Australia’s Wildfires Might Intensify Future Climate Crises

Australia’s wildfires are burning with such intensity that they’re sparking contained, small-scale weather systems. Thunderstorms triggered by atmospheric disturbance might at first seem to offer relief in the form of raindrops, but instead, bolts of lightning can strike nearby trees and spread the fire even further than before.Wired UKThis story originally appeared on WIRED UK.This…

Australia Wildfires Have Claimed 25 Lives And Will Burn For Months, Officials Say
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Australia Wildfires Have Claimed 25 Lives And Will Burn For Months, Officials Say

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Are Wildfires Caused by Utilities or Climate Change? Yes
Climate Change

Are Wildfires Caused by Utilities or Climate Change? Yes

California TodayWednesday: An expert writes that both contribute to California’s increasingly dire problem. Also: The anniversary of a protest on Alcatraz Island.Oct. 23, 2019, 9:26 a.m. ETImageA helicopter dropped water onto a burning hillside in the Porter Ranch neighborhood.CreditKyle Grillot for The New York TimesGood morning.(Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today…

Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’
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Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight wildfires devastating the Amazon rainforest.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said Brazil was in “chaos” and that his government could only send “40 men” to fight the extensive fires. He said: “The Ministry of Justice can send 40 men to combat the…

Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’
Environmental News

Amazon wildfires: President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil has just 40 men to fight widespread ‘chaos’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said his government lacks the resources to fight wildfires devastating the Amazon rainforest.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said Brazil was in “chaos” and that his government could only send “40 men” to fight the extensive fires. He said: “The Ministry of Justice can send 40 men to combat the…