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Wildfires

Climate crisis: record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

Posted: 06.18.2020 no comments

 

Originally published in The Guardian.    A prolonged heatwave in Siberia is “undoubtedly alarming”, climate scientists have said. The freak temperatures have been linked to wildfires, a huge oil spill and a plague of tree-eating moths.     On a global scale, the Siberian heat is helping push the world towards its hottest year on record in 2020, […]

 

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Measuring What Matters: Verifiable Forest Monitoring

Posted: 01.28.2019 no comments

 

The health of forests, people and our planet are intrinsically linked. Functioning as lungs of the earth, forests supply vital oxygen and enhance air quality. Forests also provide ecological functions such as wildlife habitat, nutrient cycling, and flood control and other environmental services.   Read the entire article at Medium Upstream.    On a global level, […]

 

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Insurer Liquidated by CA Wildfires – Unable to Pay Claims

Posted: 12.11.2018 no comments

 

California’s Camp Fire didn’t just kill dozens of people and destroy thousands of homes. It also left an insurance company in financial ruins, unable to pay millions of dollars to policyholders. A state judge ruled that Merced Property & Casualty Co. can’t meet its obligations after last month’s Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. […]

 

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