"Wind-Whipped Fire Leaves Northern California Hamlet In Ashes"

"A week ago, the scenic Northern California hamlet of Klamath River was home to about 200 people and had a community center, post office and a corner grocery store. Now, after a wildfire raged through the forested region near the Oregon state line, four people are dead and the store is among the few buildings not reduced to ashes."

Source: AP, 08/04/2022

Wildfire Pollution May Play Surprising Role in Fate of Arctic Sea Ice

"Scientists say changes in the amounts of wildfire smoke mixing with clouds over the Arctic Ocean may play a key role in determining how fast the Arctic sea ice cover will shrink during the next few decades, and when it will disappear completely in summer."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/28/2022

Oak Fire Tops 18,000 Acres, Destroys 41 Structures As Crews Battle Blaze

"Since Friday, the Oak fire has consumed more than 18,000 acres of the sparsely populated mountain community. And by Tuesday morning, the blaze, located near Yosemite National Park, had destroyed 41 structures and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes."

Source: LA Times, 07/27/2022

"US To Plant 1 Billion Trees As Climate Change Kills Forests"

"The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S. West, as officials struggle to counter the increasing toll on the nation’s forests from wildfires, insects and other manifestations of climate change."

Source: AP, 07/26/2022
August 5, 2022

DEADLINE: Thomas Lovejoy Memorial Press Fellowship

This new United Nations Foundation fellowship will bring selected reporters to the Amazon's longest-running biodiversity research project to examine the effects of climate change firsthand. Journalists from all countries are welcome to apply by Aug 5. Includes transportation, lodging and most meals.



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