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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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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Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~10 min
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How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Buildings aren't the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~11 min
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How California’s COVID-19 surge widens health inequalities for Black, Latino and low-income residents
California’s COVID-19 disparities are sobering. Everyone is at risk, but low-income, Black and Latino residents are dying at higher rates.
July 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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President Trump is scheduled to appear at an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3. For some, this event will symbolize love of country. Others will see it very differently.
June 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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