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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) overstated California’s wildfire prevention efforts, according to an investigation published Wednesday by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom.

California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (Cal Fire) in February 2019 launched 35 "priority projects," according to CapRadio, which were meant to be implemented to help decrease the safety risk for more than 200 of California’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities.

Newsom overstated California's wildfire prevention efforts: report | TheHill

Large-scale environmental destruction affects the future of all life on our planet. Criminalising it would finally hold decision-makers to account

Ecocide must be listed alongside genocide as an international crime | Alexandre Antonelli and Pella Thiel | The Guardian

Wildfires are inevitable. But the destruction of our communities by those deadly fires is not

Opinion: Stop reckless building in high-fire-risk areas of California

The ongoing climate crisis is not going to spare Siberia.

Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees in the Arctic Circle

In the mid-2030s, multiple United States coastal regions may see rapid increases in the number of high-tide flooding (HTF) days, according to a study led by the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and published today in Nature Climate Change. The combined effects of sea-level rise (SLR) and natural fluctuations in tidal range are anticipated to cause tipping points in the frequency of HTF.

Projections of US high-tide flooding show rapid increases and extreme months

Perception of ray as ‘smiling’ when tickled is ‘anthropomorphisation’ of the marine creature

Sting ray 'laughing' while being tickled in viral TikTok is actually 'suffocating to death,' say experts | The Independent

Exclusive: Oil giant’s plan to drill off west coast of Africa could raise the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills, an investigation reveals

BP is planning to drill for fossil gas on edge of world's largest cold-water coral reef | The Independent

A soon-to-be published draft law could see ‘ecocide’ – the mass destruction of the environment – prosecuted in the same way as crimes against humanity.

The 200 Words That Could Save Life on Earth

Jaw-dropping footage shows the 40,000lb bomb exploding in "full ship shock trials" where the US Navy is testing the effects such a device has on ships

US navy detonates huge 40,000lb bomb in the sea triggering earthquake 100 miles away - Mirror Online

Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, ITV News investigation finds; ITV National News

Revealed: Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in UK every year ; ITV News

The American West contains 620,000 miles of fencing, threatening the migration of pronghorn, mule deer and other species.

The Big Threat of Fences Across the West • The Revelator

Thirty-two of the slow-flying water birds were found in Orange county, with all but 10 showing fractures to their wings

California authorities hunt suspect behind 'atrocious' attacks on Pelicans  | California | The Guardian

"Texas' grid shutting down in both cold and heat," said one Democratic lawmaker, "underscores the facts we need to invest in clean and renewable energy infrastructure. Immediately."

Record Heat and Flimsy Power Grid Across US Illustrates Urgent Need for Green Infrastructure | Common Dreams News

And why they’re scared we might break up with their favorite appliance.

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Convinced Americans to Love Gas Stoves – Mother Jones

Exploratory project in Botswana and Namibia is threat to ecosystems, local communities and wildlife, conservationists say

New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants | Conservation | The Guardian

Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox has asked his constituents to pray for rain. Unfortunately, that won’t help

The drought in US south-west is the worst in 1,200 years. It might be here to stay | Kim Heacox | The Guardian

The captive-bred hazel dormouse is now settling into its new woodland home in Lancashire.

Thousandth dormouse brought back to the wild - BBC News

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the Sierra Club and its law firm Gutride Safier LLP jointly announced the filing of lawsuits against the Coca-Cola Company (bottler of Dasani), BlueTriton Brands (bottler of Arrowhead, Poland Spring, Deer Park, and Ozarka), and Niagara Bottling (bottler of Niagara and store brands) for misleading consumers by labeling their plastic bottles as “100%

The Coca-Cola Company, BlueTriton Brands, and Niagara Bottling Sued For Misleading Consumers On Plastic Bottle Recycling | Sierra Club

Leading Chinese nuclear scientist Zhang Zhijian has died after apparently falling from a tall building, 10 days after a new nuclear power station was declared "an imminent radiological threat"

China nuclear radiation leak coverup fears as top scientist mysteriously found dead - Daily Star


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