Wildfires

Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say

2 hours ago   |   WGN TV

The Amazon is burning - and humans are likely to blame. Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle...
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Wildfires Are Becoming so Frequent and Intense They Are Turning Forests From Carbon Sinks Into Climate Heaters | Opinion

3 hours ago   |   Newsweek

Boreal forests store one-third of all terrestrial carbon-but for how long?
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SoCal Edison starts Operation Santa Ana to reduce amount of branches near electric wires

8 hours ago   |   ABC

SoCal Edison is trying to mitigate those wildfire worries in areas considered to be a high risk threat.
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Boris Johnson Seeks a New Brexit Deal

Boris Johnson Seeks a New Brexit Deal

8 hours ago   |   Foreign Policy

Plus: Wildfires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, political gamesmanship in Italy, and the other stories we're following today.
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Raging rainforest fires darken skies in Brazil, inspire prayforamazonia

17 hours ago   |   NBC News

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the county has seen a record number of wildfires this year, an 84 percent increase compared to last year.
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California insurers drop policies in high-fire risk areas

California insurers drop policies in high-fire risk areas

21 hours ago   |   KCRA

New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data...
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Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year

21 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

More than 74,000 wildfires have been detected in the world's largest rain forest this year, an 84 percent increase from the same period last year, Brazil's space research...
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Hotter, larger fires turning boreal forest into carbon source: research

23 hours ago   |   National Post

Bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada's vast boreal forest into a significant new source of climate-changing greenhouse gases, scientists say.
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Amazon rainforest fires rise to record number, smoke visible from space

1 day ago   |   ABC

A government monitoring agency said Brazil has seen 74,155 fires as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase over last year.
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Bolsonaro claims NGOs could be setting Amazon fires

1 day ago   |   ABC News

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be to blame for an unusually high number of wildfires in the Amazon
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Reports: Man crushed to death when apartment elevator suddenly drops

Reports: Man crushed to death when apartment elevator suddenly drops

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Patriots' Patrick Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

Patriots' Patrick Chung indicted on cocaine possession charge

The longtime Patriots starting strong safety, 32, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 28. Read more ...

Former 2020 candidate John Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Former 2020 candidate John Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Hickenlooper mounted a long shot presidential campaign that collapsed before it ended in mid-August. Read more ...

First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

NEW YORK - Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. Read more ...

Christian Coleman stops showing up for drug tests ahead of Olympics

Christian Coleman stops showing up for drug tests ahead of Olympics

Two people familiar with the case tell The Associated Press that gold-medal sprint contender Christian Coleman's Olympic prospects could be in jeopardy after three missed drug... Read more ...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Fox News as a contributor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Fox News as a contributor

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Steelers name Ray Sherman, a former offensive coordinator, as interim wide...

Steelers name Ray Sherman, a former offensive coordinator, as interim wide receivers coach after death of Darryl Drake

Ray Sherman was Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator in 1998. He has been with the Steelers at training camp this summer. Read more ...

The ‘climate candidate' is out of the 2020 race, but his issue is gaining...

The ‘climate candidate' is out of the 2020 race, but his issue is gaining traction

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is no longer vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, bringing an end to a candidacy devoted almost entirely to climate action. But his... Read more ...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's ending presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he's ending presidential bid

Inslee announced his decision Wednesday, saying that it's become clear he won't win. Read more ...

What's French for ‘get your feet off my effing furniture'? BoJo slammed for...

What's French for ‘get your feet off my effing furniture'? BoJo slammed for ‘disrespecting' Macron

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been denounced on social media after being pictured with his foot up on a table in front of French President Emmanuel Macron in his... Read more ...