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At 97,620 acres, the Woolsey Fire is now among the largest wildfires to have ever swept through the LA area.

It is the “largest fire on record,” Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said Tuesday, pointing out that the blaze is now roughly the size of Denver.

In terms of size, the Woolsey Fire isn’t quite as large as the Station Fire, which torched more than 160,000 acres of Angeles National...

Author: rochisam@gmail.com (rochisam)
Posted: November 16, 2018, 1:13 pm

With thick acrid smoke being swept into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire nearly 200 miles to the northeast, residents from Monterey to Napa are getting a taste -literally – of what residents in smog-choked cities like Beijing have been choking on for years now.

And while it feels a bit shameful to complain, as the wildfire’s death toll climbs higher each day, the air quality in San Francisco and...

Author: samsterad@yahoo.com (SamS)
Posted: November 16, 2018, 12:53 pm

The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup.

Trey Glenn, 47, was briefly booked into a county jail in Birmingham before being released on a $30,000 bond. Glenn was appointed in August 2017 to serve as chie...

Author: gardybottiroli@yahoo.com (glennwood35)
Posted: November 16, 2018, 12:49 pm

Shared from the 11/13/2018 The Denver Post eEdition

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires,

not bad management

 

By Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON» Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest
management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say.
Nature provides the dangerous winds tha...
Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 13, 2018, 5:41 pm

The Open Forum

 

Letters to the Editor

Jim Miller, Arvada

Prop 112 effort sends clear message to legislators

Re: “Drilling setbacks fall short,” Nov. 7 news story

Wake up politicians! Your constituents care about the environment.

We are horrified by what the world’s leading scientists and economists are telling us loud and clear.

Climate change is real, it’s now, it’s us, it’s bad . . . real ba...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 12, 2018, 6:42 pm

BY ADELE PETERS4 MINUTE READ Fast Company 

In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the massive Ocean Cleanup device is currently beginning its first attempt to fish plastic trash out of the sea. It’s a difficult challenge, but the systemic challenge is significantly larger: Every minute, the equivalent of another garbage truckload of plastic enters the water globally. The world’s use of plastic onl...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 12, 2018, 6:31 pm

More protection: U.N. says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

“I don’t think we can do a victory lap until 2060,” one scientist warns. By SETH BORENSTEIN | The Associated Press

November 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm WASHINGTON — Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

NASA via APThis combination of images made ava...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 7, 2018, 4:37 pm


The Denver Post, 11-7-18 Hey, take a gander at your kitchen wastebasket and see all the

money in there.

Statistics come in from several directions to show how much food we regularly waste

(closer-to-the-truth verbs would be “toss” or “throw out”).

 

In 2015, the last year for which it offers these sorts of numbers, the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency found that Americans threw out 37...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 7, 2018, 4:15 pm

Today is the day you get to do a powerful thing, use your vote to support candidates at all levels who support 

clean energy, recycling, public transport, preservation of wild spaces and open spaces, clean water. 

Do this now if you have not, people rising is a main action that will lead us to a sustainable future. 

GOOO to the polls 

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 6, 2018, 3:01 pm

Shared from the 11/1/2018 The Denver Post eEdition

ENVIRONMENT

 

Study: Heat buildup in oceans

startling

 

By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis
The Washington PostThe world’s oceans have been soaking up far more excess heat

in recent decades than scientists realized, suggesting that Earth could be set to

warm even faster than predicted in the years ahead, according to new research

published ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: November 1, 2018, 3:33 pm