Pacific Northwest and Disaster Related News
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People driving in and out of the valley have been alarmed by the damage to trees caused by the recent heat wave and wondering what it means. They are not alone.
Temperatures reached the upper 90s and lower 100s in parts of the Northern Rockies, and forecasters warned of “dry thunderstorms,” which bring lightning that can spark fires,
A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.
Record breaking heat waves in the Pacific Northwest. What to do.
Many Native people were forced into the most undesirable areas of America, first by white settlers, then by the government. Now, parts of that marginal land are becoming uninhabitable.
It was expected to reach 114 degrees in Portland, Ore., on Monday, even hotter than Sunday, when the airport recorded 112 degrees, the highest temperature since 1940, forecasters said.
Drought is serious in the Pacific Northwest. With it looms another wildfire season and extreme heat. What do we know?
So much here this month. New friends, Assembly actions for Climate Care, a sermon for the Sunday of the Holy Trinity, and more, more, more . . .
A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought.
Poor nations would be particularly hard hit, but few would escape, Swiss Re said. The findings could influence how the industry prices insurance and invests its mammoth portfolios.
Signs of new life are everywhere. Jesus is risen! The sun is shining. Life is good.
With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are calling for green debt relief.
Heavy rainfall on Saturday night that continued into Sunday morning flooded roads and neighborhoods, prompting dozens of rescues. Flash flood warnings were still in effect on Sunday for parts of Middle Tennessee.
Easter, Passover and Ramadan will be a little less lonely this year as more people get vaccinated. But experts say we can’t let down our guard just yet.
One year. More than 500,000 dead. What did the United States do wrong in handling Covid-19? What needs to be rethought? We asked scientists, public health experts and health advocates to tell us about mistakes, missed chances and oversights — and how to prepare for the next pandemic. Responses are edited for length and clarity.
With widespread immunity essential to ending the pandemic, priests, imams, rabbis and swamis are successfully urging their congregations to get the shots. Many people trust them more than they trust health officials.
It’s the “anniversary” of COVID. You won’t believe all we’ve done in Region 1 with Lutheran Disaster Response!
The coronavirus has spread into the most remote villages, a reminder of earlier pandemics that ravaged the state. Now there is a rush to deliver vaccines in time.
In the heart of coal country, the town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.
Climate change, ESG and the shifting political landscape dominate discussion at virtual CERAWeek event