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Climate & Environment

Climate & Environment

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 23, 2021
In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many people thought he was nuts. “Harry the Torch,” “Burn-Em-Up Biswell” and “Doctor Burnwell” were some of his nicknames from critics, who included federal and state foresters and timber groups. Six decades after Biswell preached an unpopular message to those who advocated full-on fire suppression, he is seen not as crazy but someone whose ideas could save the U.S. West’s forests and ease wildfire dangers.

Climate & Environment

Climate & Environment

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 23, 2021
Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee's proposal. The committee said in a draft report on Monday that "there is no possible doubt" that the network of colorful corals off Australia's northeast coast was "facing ascertained danger."

Climate & Environment

Climate & Environment

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 23, 2021
Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as a dozen dead dolphins and a blue whale, have washed ashore in Sri Lanka since a container ship burned and sank, raising fears of a severe marine disaster. Ecologists believe the deaths were directly caused by the fire and release of hazardous chemicals while the Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl burned for 12 days and sank last week off Sri Lanka's main port in the capital Colombo.

Climate & Environment

Climate & Environment

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 22, 2021
Thunderstorms brought a much-needed cooldown to parts of Western Europe over the weekend as the continent sweltered under its first summer heat wave. Dozens of people were reported drowned as they sought relief from the heat. Forecasters predicted further downpours Monday moving east toward Poland, which has seen five days of unusually hot weather.

World News from News Plexus

World News from News Plexus

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 22, 2021
Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, the country's state TV reported.

US News from News Plexus

US News from News Plexus

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 20, 2021
From Phoenix to Boise, officials are preparing for a future both with more people and less water, seeking to balance growth and conservation in a region that is nearly half federally owned. That's led officials in states like Nevada and Utah to lobby the federal government to approve land transfers to allow developers to build homes and businesses on what had been public land.

US News from News Plexus

US News from News Plexus

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 18, 2021
Record daily highs were seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Phoenix, which is baking in some of the U.S. West’s hottest weather, hit a record-breaking 118 degrees (48 Celsius) Thursday and was expected to reach 116 degrees (46 Celsius) Friday and Saturday. Learn more about why the American West is so hot this week.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 18, 2021
Record daily highs were seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Phoenix, which is baking in some of the U.S. West’s hottest weather, hit a record-breaking 118 degrees (48 Celsius) Thursday and was expected to reach 116 degrees (46 Celsius) Friday and Saturday. Learn more about why the American West is so hot this week.

US News from News Plexus

US News from News Plexus

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 18, 2021
From voting rights and immigration to his massive legislation on jobs and infrastructure, President Joe Biden is trying to get as much done as possible in Congress before the start of its August recess.

Headline Stories

Headline Stories

NewsPlexus Media
Jun 18, 2021
Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer. Record daily highs were seen this week in parts of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Phoenix, which is baking in some of the U.S. West’s hottest weather, hit a record-breaking 118 degrees (48 Celsius) Thursday and was expected to reach 116 degrees (46 Celsius) Friday and Saturday.