Satellite data shows that 2020 and 2016 are essentially tied as the hottest years since records began.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
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COVID-19 crisis in Los Angeles: Why activating 'crisis standards of care' is crucial for overwhelmed hospitals
States and hospitals are starting to declare 'crisis standards of care' as the pandemic floods their ERs. The orders have consequences – both good and bad, as a medical ethicist explains.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~8 min
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The curator at UC Merced describes the evacuation and shows a selection of photographs from the 110-year history of the park.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes
A fire scientists offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault
California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Restoring California's forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment
Restoring western forests – thinning out small trees and dead wood – is an important strategy for reducing the risk of massive wildfires. But these projects aren't fast, easy or cheap.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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