drought

Climate Change

Climate migration growing but not fully recognized by world – Associated Press

Photo: Workers walk to work at an export processing zone early in the morning after crossing the Mongla river in Mongla, Bangladesh, March 3, 2022 Worsening climate largely from the burning of coal and gas is uprooting millions of people, with wildfires overrunning towns in California, rising seas overtaking island nations and drought exacerbating conflicts

Wildfires

House approves bill to help West fight wildfires, drought – Associated Press

Photo: A firefighter extinguishes flames as the Oak Fire crosses Darrah Rd. in Mariposa County, Calif. The House on Friday approved wide-ranging legislation aimed at helping communities in the West cope with increasingly severe wildfires and drought — fueled by climate change — that have caused billions of dollars of damage to homes and businesses

Homeless

Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat – Associated Press

Photo: Jim Baker, left, who oversees the dining room for the St. Vincent de Paul charity, talks with a homeless person about getting services in Phoenix Hundreds of blue, green and grey tents are pitched under the sun’s searing rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of flimsy canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in

Local

Bark Beetle Epidemic Infects Local Pines

Pinyon pines have repeatedly been infected with Pinyon Pine Scale, Matsucoccus acalyptus, because of drought and environmental changes due to development. This native insect has a complex life cycle that causes the decline and eventual death of native pine trees. Insect management requires strategic applications of insecticides and plant food. Pinyon needle scale lowers the tree’s vigor by

Wildfires

Opinion: Fighting Wildfire With Fire, Lessons From Georgia and Florida – Inside Sources

Did the fire at the end of Walt Disney’s iconic animated movie “Bambi” prejudice the country against forest management with controlled burning? Maybe so. The U.S. Energy Association in February presented a virtual media briefing on the fire threat in the West and the Southwest this year. The prognosis, especially from the weather forecasting company

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