California

7,000 California Preterm Births Linked To Wildfire Smoke Risks: Study

"Fire season has become a hard-to-breathe reality in much of the western United States. But the blazes may affect more than air quality or even human lungs. A recent study attributes as many as 7,000 preterm births in California to wildfire smoke exposure."

Source: Washington Post, 09/07/2021

California Builds A ‘Noah’s Ark’ To Protect Wildlife From Extinction

"It was just before sunrise in July when the botanists Naomi Fraga and Maria Jesus threw on backpacks and crunched their way across a brittle alkaline flat in the hottest corner of the Mojave Desert. Their mission: to rescue a tiny plant teetering on the brink of extinction."

Source: LA Times, 09/01/2021

"Wildfire Evacuees Flood Lake Tahoe Roads In Rush To Flee"

"A popular vacation haven normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists was clogged with fleeing vehicles Monday after the entire resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to leave as a ferocious wildfire raced toward Lake Tahoe, a sparkling gem on the California-Nevada state line."

Source: AP, 08/31/2021

S. Calif. Water Officials Declare Supply Alert Amid Worsening Drought

"Southern California’s powerful water agency on Tuesday issued a supply alert, calling on the region to conserve vital resources and prepare for continued drought — a move that brings the state’s largest population center closer to the tough water restrictions imposed on communities elsewhere."

Source: LA Times, 08/18/2021

"Fueled By Winds, Largest Wildfire Moves Near California City"

"GRIZZLY FLATS, Calif. — A wildfire raged through a small Northern California forest town Tuesday, burning dozens of homes as dangerously dry and windy weather also continued to fuel other massive blazes and prompted the nation’s largest utility to begin shutting off power to 51,000 customers."

Source: AP, 08/18/2021

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