Alaska and Hawaii

"Locals Have Been Sounding The Alarm For Years About Lahaina Wildfire Risk"

"David woke suddenly in the mid-afternoon. The 56-year-old chef could hear commotion outside and scrambled up from his nap, finding his roommates on the roof of their shared home, holding garden hoses and spraying water on a raging inferno licking closer by the minute."

Source: Grist, 08/21/2023

"After Maui Wildfires Kill 96, Search For The Missing Continues"

"The death toll from the Maui wildfires reached 96 on Sunday as relatives of the missing frantically searched for signs their loved ones may still be alive, while survivors grappled with the scale of the disaster and sought solace at church services."

Source: Reuters, 08/14/2023

"Ruling Clouds EPA Pebble Veto, but Mine Remains Unlikely"

"The EPA will likely need to revise its rationale for protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine following the Supreme Court’s June ruling in a pivotal Clean Water Act case, but the mine is still unlikely to proceed, legal experts say."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/22/2023


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