extreme weather

Fires

Colorado wildfires burn hundreds of homes, force evacuations

An estimated 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center have burned and tens of thousands of people were evacuated in wind-fueled wildfires outside Denver, officials said Thursday evening. At least one first responder and six others were injured, though Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle acknowledged there could be more injuries and deaths could be

Archaeology

University of Pennsylvania Receives $1.3 Million Getty Grant to Protect and Preserve Wupatki National Monument

Located in northeast Arizona, Wupatki contains more than 5,000 Indigenous archaeological sites at risk from climate change The Center for Architectural Conservation at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has received a $1.3 million grant from Getty to develop a conservation and management plan and professional training program for Wupatki National Monument

Climate Change

The majority of Arizonans believe extreme weather is now the ‘new normal’

42% of respondents say they actually fear the effects of climate change more than another pandemic. 86% say they are now prepared to take one green action per day. In the old days, anyone who detested the summer heat could head to the mountainous Northeast or the cooler Pacific Northwest for their summer vacations. However,

Climate Change

Carbon dioxide levels hit 50% higher than preindustrial time

The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began. And the average rate of increase is faster than ever, scientists reported Monday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average carbon dioxide level for May was 419.13 parts per

Opinion

Opinion: Time to Take a Fresh Look at Neglected Coal and Nuclear Power

As summer approaches, consider the possibility of electrical power blackouts at major American cities in combination with extremely hot weather. It could have a debilitating effect on public health. According to a study done by a team of scientists from several American and Canadian universities and published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, new

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