FOREST FIRE CLIMATE REFUGEES? AS FIRES MOVE ON, WINE COUNTRY WONDERS WHETHER IMMIGRANTS WILL, TOO...

Cameron Mauritson, who supplies 60 wineries in Sonoma County, Calif., overseeing the harvest on Monday. Losing immigrant labor would be “catastrophic to our economy,” he said. Credit Bryan Meltz for The New York Times

 

Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented and do not qualify for most disaster aid. They may struggle to find affordable housing.

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AMERICA’S CLIMATE REFUGEES HAVE BEEN ABANDONED BY TRUMP...

President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Evan Vucci/AP

 

The Obama administration was slowly working on a plan to deal with the problem. The Trump administration isn’t interested...

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NYT OPINION: THE TRUMP DOCTRINE...

President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

 

Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very simple. And, as you’d expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Trump’s position is: “Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it”...

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PUBLIC INDIFFERENT TO CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS, SAYS SURVEY...

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This report gives the background to this headline. I am inclined to agree with commenter, jeandemeung, who writes of the Paris agreement to limit CO2 emissions:

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RETURN OF 'OCEAN CHIMNEY' THE SIZE OF TASMANIA PUZZLES ANTARCTIC SCIENTISTS...

The polynya is located east of the Antarctic Peninsula, and even resembles an Orca. Photo: SCAR Atlas

 

A rare hole the size of Tasmania has opened up in the sea ice off Antarctica, enthralling scientists keen to understand its cause and the possible role of climate change in its formation...

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REGREENING THE PLANET COULD CUT AS MUCH CARBON AS HALTING OIL USE – REPORT...

Planting trees is one of the best ways to harness the power of nature to cut carbon emissions, says study. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

 

Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study...

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NEED MORE EVIDENCE OF GLOBAL WEIRDING? THE TREES ARE HEADING WEST...

 

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Need more evidence that the world is getting really weird? Trees on the East Coast of the U.S. might be migrating west...

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AMAZON'S NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION SELECTION CRITERIA?

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It is been all over the news lately that Amazon is looking for a new headquarters for as many as 50,000 of its new and old employees. In this effort, Jeff Bezos and the Amazon location selection team deserve the highest kudos for their farsightedness and brilliance...

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ARE WE IN FOR AN UNBREAKABLE CYCLE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

 

Soil heated by global warming could trigger the release of high levels of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. This feedback mechanism may increase global warming effects even more and in the process prompt massive new carbon releases in a cycle that could be hard, if not impossible to break...

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL RISES TO 40 AMID CLUSTER OF BLAZES 100 MILES WIDE...

The sun sets through smoke over the remains of homes in the Fountaingrove neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

 

Three more deaths have been confirmed in the wildfires burning in northern California wine country, which were already the deadliest series of such fires in state history. By Saturday afternoon, the toll had reached 40...

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