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Water

Brazil water survey heightens alarm over extreme drought

The Brazilian scientists were skeptical. They ran different models to check calculations, but all returned the same startling result. The country with the most freshwater resources on the planet steadily lost 15% of its surface water since 1991. Gradual retreat in the Brazilian share of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland, left water covering

Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 16 at 8:00 A.M.

With scattered precipitation received across the forest, Prescott National Forest will reduce current Fire and Shooting Restrictions and enter back into Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM.  Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire. Stage I fire

Wildfires

Arizona Wildfires Update – June 25, 2021

Rock Butte Fires The five fires being managed by the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management team are the following from north to south: Rock Butte Fires: • Red Hat Fire – 49 acres – 100% containment • Limestone Fire – 33 acres – 100% containment • Spring Fire – 567 acres – 75%

Social Science

To stay or to go: NAU forestry professor receives grant to investigate human decision-making to better inform wildfire evacuation

Catrin Edgeley, assistant professor of Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry has received a $400,000 grant as part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) Early Career Faculty Innovator Program to investigate how people view wildfires and make decisions about whether to evacuate. The grant, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will allow Edgeley to work

Opinion

Opinion: Violent Riots, Not Peaceful Protests, Are Happening in American Cities

Over the last few months, dozens of U.S. cities (and small towns) have been victimized by violent looters. Although the mainstream media have reported that these are mostly peaceful protests, the facts speak otherwise. Since the death of George Floyd, cities throughout America, including my hometown of Chicago, have been ravaged by radical anarchists who are

National

Kenosha shooting strains tie between Black residents, police

Until the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the bedroom community of Kenosha had been largely untouched by the level of demonstrations that were seen in nearby Milwaukee and Chicago after the death of George Floyd. Like other places in America, Kenosha’s Black residents saw inequality in the way police treated them. But there had been

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