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Category Archives: Climate Change

California’s Largest Wildfire of 2022 Is Burning the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Course

California’s largest fire this year is currently burning on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, east of Sacramento, threatening several foothill communities known for their proximity to one of the most iconic ultrarunning races on Earth—The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Specifically, the section of the course most threatened or burned is […]

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Why You Should Buy an E-bike Instead of an Electric Vehicle

Even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused oil prices to shoot up, electric vehicles were having a moment. The ad lineup for the Super Bowl is a reasonable barometer of automakers’ priorities, and for the 2022 game, six companies, from Chevy to newcomer Polestar, ran commercials featuring electric vehicles (up from just one last year). […]

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No, Herschel Walker, We Don’t “Have Enough Trees Around Here”

Paging the Lorax—Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker apparently has an ax to grind with trees. On Sunday, Walker criticized President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to a crowd gathered in Sandy Springs, near Atlanta, and said that his beef was with the bill’s emphasis on greenery. “They [Democrats] continue to try to fool you that […]

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Flash Floods Pounded Southwestern National Parks This Past Weekend

Heavy rains and flash flooding in the Southwest this weekend prompted rescues at two national parks, and left one tourist missing in Utah. The region is bracing for more monsoon rains, which could bring additional damage. On Friday, a flash flood at Utah’s Zion National Park swept multiple people off their feet in the Zion […]

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Why National Parks Keep Flooding This Summer

On August 8, Joshua Tree National Park announced that its southern entrance, as well as a five-mile stretch of Pinto Basin Road, between Porcupine Wash and Turkey Flats, was closed due to severe flooding caused by monsoonal rains. Vehicles were damaged. Visitors had to be evacuated. Though the roads were cleared and reopened just two […]

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Manchin Signs on to Biden’s Climate Agenda. But There’s a Catch.

On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to support an array of spending priorities that the Biden Administration put forward. Dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, it includes $369 billion in new money to address climate change—the largest investment in emissions reduction ever. But to get Manchin’s […]

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To Save Sequoias from Wildfire, We Must Save Them from Ourselves

It’s not like my family actually went through the exercise of picking a spirit tree for each of us, but if we had, my parents would have picked coastal redwoods. My dad grew up in Larksburg, California, on San Francisco Bay, in a house built beneath redwoods that were big enough that he, his three […]

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Nepal May Move Everest Base Camp Off the Khumbu Glacier

Mount Everest’s Base Camp, in Nepal, may have a new location in the coming years. Last week, officials with Nepal’s tourism department told the BBC that they plan to relocate the primary camp used by climbers on the world’s highest mountain. Currently, Base Camp sits on the Khumbu Glacier at approximately 18,000 feet elevation, but crews […]

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Philip Kreycik Wasn’t Supposed to Die This Way

A few days after the Fourth of July in 2021, Chris Thoburn swiped open his texts to see two waiting from his friend Philip Kreycik. “I’ve got a free pass Friday night and Saturday morning if you’re up for a run,” Kreycik wrote. His wife, Jen, had taken their kids, ages ten months and three […]

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