Disasters

"West Coast Wildfires Spark Headaches and Hospital Visits"

"The splitting headaches began when smoke from wildfires rolled in around Tim Hunt’s suburban Seattle home. Next came a debilitating fatigue. As deadly wildfires rage across the U.S. West, Hunt and others are struggling with some of the world’s worst air pollution."

Source: Reuters, 09/16/2020

Devastating Wildfires Out West Inject Climate Change Into Campaign

"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden excoriated President Trump on Monday over his environmental record as wildfires continued to burn through much of the West and as the president used a trip to California to question the scientific consensus that climate change is a leading cause of the devastating blazes."

Source: Washington Post, 09/15/2020

LNG Transport Proposal Flags Worries Over Rail Hazmat

A Trump administration push to allow trains to carry liquified natural gas raises larger concerns about allowing hazardous materials to be carried around the United States by rail, per the latest TipSheet. Get the latest on the LNG transport plan, along with the backstory about the risks of numerous other rail hazmat, plus story ideas and reporting resources.

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Visiting Charred Calif., Trump Confronts Scientific Reality He Denies

"When President Trump flies to California on Monday to assess the state’s raging forest fires, he will come face to face with the grim consequences of a reality he has stubbornly refused to accept: the devastating effects of a warming planet."

Source: NYTimes, 09/14/2020

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