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Incarcerated firefighters arrive at the scene of the Water fire, a new start about 20 miles from the Apple fire in Whitewater, California, on August 2, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Views
How Formerly Incarcerated Firefighters Are Getting the Jobs and Pay They Deserve
In California's most catastrophic wildfire season yet, an organization is challenging the state to hire firefighters who were previously incarcerated to help meet public safety needs.
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US President Donald Trump(C) listens to California Governor Gavin Newsom(D-CA) at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020 during a briefing on wildfires. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images) Views
As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn’t Care Less
The president offers unambiguous proof that he couldn’t care less about the public good.
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'This Is a Travesty': Climate Denier Who Has Argued in Favor of Fossil Fuel Emissions Named to Leadership Role at NOAA
"He's not just in left field—he's not even near the ballpark."
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A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020. News
Fires Ravaging US West a 'Bellwether of the Future,' Says Oregon Governor as Half a Million Residents Evacuate
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time event."
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A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes during the Creek fire in the Cascadel Woods area of unincorporated Madera County, California on September 7, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) News
The American West Is Burning But Trump Hasn't Mentioned Historic Wildfires in 'Any Way, Shape, or Form' for Nearly 3 Weeks
"President Trump's silence and complete disregard for the millions of people at risk is horrifying," said one climate advocate.
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Smoky skies from the northern California wildfires casts a reddish color in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. News
'Green New Deal or the Blood Red Apocalypse. Your Choice': Dems Urged to Embrace Bold Climate Action as West Burns
"This cannot become our new normal."
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The Creek Fire jumps CA-168 on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 in Fresno County, CA. (Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Views
Listen Quick, There's a Fire
Our planet, the only home we humans currently know, is quite literally on fire—and, even as I write this, my home and family is in the very frightening middle of it.
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) News
While Trump Commission Warns of Climate Risk to Financial System, Recommendations 'Fall Short of Direct, Immediate Action' Required
"Western states are literally burning up as this report is released," said one climate campaigner. "Its recommendations are minimal."
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'Entire Western US on Fire' as Region Faces Deadly Flames Compounded by Heatwave, Blackouts, and Coronavirus
Seventy wildfires raged across California, Oregon, Washington, and other western states on Wednesday.
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A woman walks past destroyed houses on May 13, 2019, on her way to an aid distribution center in the coastal village of Guludo on Ibo Island, in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone. (Photo: Zinyange Auntony/AFP via Getty Images) News
As Global Population Grows, Ecological Threats and Armed Conflict Could Displace Over 1 Billion People by 2050
"Over the next 30 years lack of access to food and water will only increase without urgent global cooperation," says head of the Institute for Economics & Peace.
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