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      By Gillian Flaccus The Denver Post PORTLAND, ORE. » The monstrous wildfire burning in Oregon has grown to a third the size of Rhode Island and spreads miles each day, but evacuations and property losses have been minimal compared with much smaller blazes in densel...
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  By By Somini Sengupta © The New York Times Co. Some of Europe’s richest countries lay in disarray this weekend as raging rivers burst through their banks in Germany and Belgium, submerging towns, slamming parked cars against trees and leaving Europeans shellshocked at the intensity of the ...
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  By Gillian Flaccus and Nathan Howard © The New York Times Co. PORTLAND, ORE. » Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where his people hunt deer, elk and b...
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  “If we don’t have the forest, we don’t have life” By Anton Troianovski © The New York Times Co. MAGARAS, RUSSIA » For the third year in a row, residents of northeastern Siberia are reeling from the worst wildfires they can remember, and many are left feeling helpless, angry and ...
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By Geir Moulson The Associated Press BERLIN » German Chancellor Angela Merkel surveyed what she called a “surreal, ghostly” scene in a devastated village on Sunday, pledging quick financial aid and a redoubled political focus on curbing climate change as the death toll from floods in Wes...
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    By The Associated Press BLY, ORE. » The largest wildfire in the U.S. torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of dozens of major blazes burning across the West as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days. The destructive Bootleg fire j...
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  Portions of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb — a troubling sign for the fight against climate change, a new study suggests. Deforestation and an accelerating warming trend have contributed to the change in the carbon balance, which is most severe i...
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By Steven Erlanger and Somini Sengupta © The New York Times Co. BRUSSELS » In what may be a seminal moment in the global effort to fight climate change, Europe on Wednesday challenged the rest of the world by laying out an ambitious blueprint to pivot away from fossil fuels over the ...
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    By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. The extraordinary heat wave that scorched the Pacific Northwest last week almost certainly would not have occurred without global warming, an international team of climate researchers said Wednesday. Temperatures were so extreme — includi...
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By Simon Romero © The New York Times Co. PA’AUILO, HAWAII » The blaze first swept across parched fields of guinea grass. Then the flames got so close to Emma-Lei Gerrish’s house that she feared for her life. “I was terrified it was going to jump the gulch,” said Gerrish, 26, whose Quake...
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  By Jim Morris and Nicholas K. Geranios The Associated Press VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA » The grim toll of the historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest became more apparent as authorities in Canada, Oregon and Washington state said Wednesday they were investigating hundreds of...
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Inside the battle to save Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park during last year’s wildfires By John Meyer The Denver Post Eight months have passed since Rocky Mountain National Park teetered on the brink of catastrophe due to the devastating East Troublesome wildfire. Burn scars on the...
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WorldwidBy Judy Fahys, Bob Berwyn The latest in a seemingly endless series of heat waves around the world hit the Pacific Northwest last weekend and will continue through the week, showing that even regions with cool coastlines and lush forests cannot avoid the blistering extremes of global warming...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. The West this year is locked in an extreme drought that is one of the worst on record. But for a large part of the region, the only thing that makes this year different is the severity of the conditions. Much of the Southwest is in the throes of a...
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By Mark Chediak, Naureen S. Malif and Will Wade Bloomberg News Heat waves in Texas and California are threatening to push electrical grids to the brink, prompting the specter of blackouts yet again in the two most populous U.S. states. Texas officials are asking customers to conserve power as gen...
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      By Nadja Popovich © The New York Times Co. An intense drought is gripping the American West. Extreme conditions are more widespread than at any point in at least 20 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the government’s official droughttracking service. And the hott...
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By Deborah Swearingen Boulder Daily Camera In light of the urgency of climate change, Boulder City Council is on board with city staff’s plans to adopt more aggressive climate goals and targets and to shift the way the city thinks about its overall approach. In addition to adjusting its goals, Bo...
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    By Michael Brune Guest Commentary Last year, Coloradans suffered in the face of an exceptionally dry summer that birthed the worst fires in the state’s history. For millennia, natural wildfires have played a role in balancing the landscape, but climate change has created the condi...
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Article from: Denver Post - June 11, 2021   THE OPEN FORUM  Dan Danbom, Denver   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that carbon dioxide levels were above 419 parts per million in May, never this high in our lifetimes. Climate scientists t...
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By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press SALEM, ORE. » Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames tore through the underbrush. The firefighters weren’t there to extinguish the fire. T...
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