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What’s in wildfire smoke, and how dangerous is it?

What’s in wildfire smoke, and how dangerous is it?

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Enlarge / Juniper Hills, CA, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 - A fire engine drives into air thick with smoke along Juniper Hills Rd. as the Bobcat Fire advances North into the Antelope Valley. Robert Gauthier | Getty Images The West Coast’s wildfire crisis is no longer just the West Coast’s wildfire crisis: As massive blazes…
Facebook’s latest hollow effort to fight climate change denial

Facebook’s latest hollow effort to fight climate change denial

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Facebook this week implemented yet another new initiative meant to combat rampant, dangerous disinformation on the platform—this time, relating to the climate crisis. Unfortunately this initiative, like countless others before it, seems likely to generate positive headlines for about a week before disappearing unremarked into obscurity, solving exactly zero of…
Climate change may wreck economy unless we act soon, federal report warns

Climate change may wreck economy unless we act soon, federal report...

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Enlarge / A boat motors by as the Bidwell Bar Bridge is surrounded by fire in Lake Oroville during the Bear fire in Oroville, California, on September 9, 2020. The ever-worsening climate crisis is already causing waves of human suffering—both internationally and here in the United States. And now, a new report from a US…
A California wildfire nearly destroyed the historic Lick observatory

A California wildfire nearly destroyed the historic Lick observatory

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Enlarge / Lick ObservatoryBill Dally | Getty Images On the morning of Sunday, August 16, freak summer thunderstorms rolled into the Bay Area, peppering the ultra-dry landscape with lightning, setting nearly 400 fires across Northern California. Ten miles to the north of the historic Lick Observatory, atop Mount Hamilton near San Jose, one such blaze…
Trump admin. finally kills off Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions

Trump admin. finally kills off Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions

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Enlarge / A natural gas flare from an offshore oil drilling rig in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The Environmental Protection Agency this week finalized a rule that kills off Obama-era limitations on how much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, oil and natural gas producers are allowed to emit into the atmosphere—even though industry leaders didn't want…
Climate: The science may be settled, but the press coverage isn’t

Climate: The science may be settled, but the press coverage isn’t

Enlarge / A climate activist wearing a mask of US President Donald Trump hands out leaflets at a protest action during the eleventh day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, at Gatwick Airport, in Crawley, south of London on October 17, 2019. Activists from the environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion have…
How to change US housing to hit Paris Agreement goals

How to change US housing to hit Paris Agreement goals

So far, the focus on cutting the US's carbon emissions has fallen on two obvious targets: electrical production and transportation. But to engage in the sort of deep decarbonization we'll need to address climate change, we can't really ignore any significant source of emissions. And the places we live are significant sources—even before the pandemic…
Jail time for polluters in Biden’s $2T climate plan

Jail time for polluters in Biden’s $2T climate plan

Enlarge / Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at a "Build Back Better" Clean Energy event on July 14, 2020 at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden today unveiled a $2 trillion policy platform that seeks to address both the…
House Democrats unveil broad plan to bring US to net-zero emissions by 2050

House Democrats unveil broad plan to bring US to net-zero emissions...

Enlarge / U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), joined by members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, delivers remarks during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. A House committee tasked with managing the global climate crisis this week unveiled an ambitious, detailed policy-package proposal. It brings…
Using past data to predict whether 2020 will be the warmest on record

Using past data to predict whether 2020 will be the warmest...

Enlarge / One interesting way to look at the world: the darker the red, the closer the correlation between local temperature and global mean. Blue areas tend to prefer contrarian temperatures. Meteorologists run weather-forecast models to provide good predictions of weather conditions over the next few days. Climate scientists, on the other hand, run global…

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