"Biden Says Climate Change Is Driving Wildfires And Historic Heat Wave"

"President Joe Biden on Wednesday said climate change is driving an increased threat from wildfires as he announced new federal response plans during a meeting with governors from western states facing a record-breaking heat wave."

Source: CNN, 07/01/2021
June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021

2021 North American Agroforestry Conference

Journalists: Agroforestry is a climate solutions story that's easily localized, as it is currently practiced across the US. This virtual conference may provide lots of story ideas as it brings together various stakeholders to discuss barriers to scaling agroforestry. Free media access offered.

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"Western Wildfires Force Evacuations, Shut Down Recreation"

"A wildfire in northern Arizona crept closer to the region’s largest city Tuesday, threatening to force people from their homes. The lightning-caused fire near Flagstaff was one of dozens that have scorched large swaths of the U.S. West and kept firefighters busy as they hold out hope that the monsoon season will deliver some significant rain."

Source: AP, 06/23/2021

"Historic Heat Wave Expands Across California, Wildfire Risk Builds"

"The record-breaking heat wave roasting the West is expanding its grip on Thursday, with the focus of the triple-digit heat shifting into California — particularly the Central Valley and desert regions."

Source: Axios, 06/18/2021


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