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Palm oil, logging firms the usual suspects as Indonesia fires flare anew

Fires have flared up once again on concessions held by palm oil and logging companies in Riau province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. For many of the companies involved, this isn’t the …

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Annual ‘Suffocations’ Are the Forest Fires of the Ocean

A recent report from Oregon’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council found that the state’s coastal waters have such low levels of oxygen that many organisms are actually suffocating. The problem ste…

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Blizzards, tornadoes, fires: Wild storm to deliver all sorts of extreme weather across nation this weekend – USA TODAY


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Blizzards, tornadoes, fires: Wild storm to deliver all sorts of extreme weather across nation this weekend
USA TODAY
A powerhouse storm will bring a variety of wild weather to much of the USA through the weekend. The potpourri will include heavy snow, ice, severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes, wildfires and wild extremes in temperatures. Heavy snow will be the

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Company outed for fires in Indonesian palm lease still clearing forests in timber concession, NGO finds

Agribusiness conglomerate Korindo has since 2017 implemented a moratorium on forest clearing in its oil palm concessions, after it was found to be burning forests in Indonesia’s Papua province. A new report indicates that since then, the company may have …

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Argentina fires on Chinese vessel ‘fishing illegally’ – ABC News – ABC News


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Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally' – ABC News
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In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 photo released by Argentina's Coast Guard, a soldier fires at the Chinese fishing boat named Jing Yuan 626 in Argentine waters. The operation was called off by Argentina's foreign ministry after the vessel was chased for

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Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay – The Verge


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Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer's extreme weather is here to stay
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Extreme weather events become more extreme, and climate change is “'loading the dice' toward more extreme floods, heat waves, droughts and hurricanes,” says Michael Mann, a climatologist and director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania …
On Eastern Standard – Weather Extremes & Climate Change: Is There a Connection?WEKU
You might think that living through a hurricane will change people's minds about global warming. Not so much.Washington Post
Democrats hold their fire on climate changePolitico
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Record heat, lightning, fires, intense rain: California’s extreme … – Los Angeles Times


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Record heat, lightning, fires, intense rain: California's extreme …
Los Angeles Times
Lightning storms add more heat wave drama as California braces for all-time records this weekend.
Smoke and record September heat will strain air quality and …Sacramento Bee
Record Temperatures, Lightning and Intense Rain Hit California Amid Ongoing Heat WaveKTLA

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Merkel fires environment minister after heavy German state election defeat – Washington Post

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired her environment minister on Wednesday after he led her conservative party to an embarrassingly heavy state election defeat. Merkel said she had asked Germany’s president to dismiss Norbert Roettgen and …
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Merkel fires environment minister after election defeat – FOX News

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired her environment minister on Wednesday after he led her conservative party to an embarrassingly heavy state election defeat. Merkel said she had asked Germany’s president to dismiss Norbert …
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Lecture set on forest fires, ecology – Bend Bulletin

Learn about fire’s role in the health and development of Oregon’s forest ecosystems on Tuesday in the next installment of Oregon State University-Cascades Campus’ Science Pub lectures. The featured speaker is Oregon State University Associate …
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