PG&E Investing $18 Billion Toward Wildfire Mitigation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:05:23 +0000

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said it plans to invest $18 billion toward its wildfire prevention program through 2025 after sustaining major financial losses from fire-related claims over the past few years. PG&E filed for bankruptcy in 2019, and has paid billions of dollars in settlement awards tied to criminal and civil liabilities […]

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4 Months into “Danger Season,” Here’s Our Extreme Heat, Flood, & Extreme Fire Tally

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 13:11:30 +0000

Danger season in the United States is the time of year between roughly May and October when a number of climate-related hazards, including heatwaves, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes, tend to occur — at times simultaneously or back-to-back. Climate change is making many of these events more frequent, intense, and/or longer-lasting, and as a result, more […]

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USDA Announces $1 Billion In Community Wildfire Defense Grants From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:35:27 +0000

Climate change is making wildfires worse, both in terms of when they happen and how bad they are when they get started. Shifting rain patterns, drought, dry air, and dry lightning all make for nasty conditions. The Biden administration is committed to mitigating the effects of climate change and helping communities defend themselves against increasingly […]

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Climate Change, Danger Seasons & the Need for Global Action

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 18:48:12 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Rachel Cleetus Deadly heatwaves, extreme drought, food and water shortages, catastrophic flooding, rapidly intensifying tropical storms, raging wildfires — around the world, climate change is exacerbating extreme conditions and their harsh toll on people and ecosystems. It’s fueling “Danger Seasons,” when these impacts are at their […]

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First Street Foundation Wildfire Model: Highlights From “Fueling the Flames”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 17 May 2022 03:00:23 +0000

Brooklyn (NY) — First Street Foundation today released the First Street Foundation Wildfire Model, the only nationwide, probabilistic, climate adjusted, peer reviewed, property specific wildfire risk model for properties in the contiguous United States. Detailed in the 5th National Risk Assessment: Fueling the Flames, the model provides a first of its kind analysis of the risk individual properties […]

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B.C. Climate News April 4 to April 10: Latest IPCC report offers solutions to limit warming to 1.5 C | Old growth forest activists stage hunger strike | Increase in atmospheric methane set another record during 2021

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2022 19:31:57 +0000

Here’s your weekly roundup of climate change news for the week of April 4 to April 10, 2022.

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