Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Australian Wildfire Smoke Stokes Health Fears

Hospital admissions have increased in the smoke-affected cities     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic ...

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The Costs of Post-Disaster Cleanup

Cleanup after natural disasters overwhelms communities     (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sybil Derrible, University of Illinois at Chicago; Juyeong Choi, Florida State University, and Nazli Yesiller, California ...

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Sydney Choked by Haze from Bush Fires

Ambulances answer dozens of respiratory-related calls   Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season. %2

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Fuel Breaks to Battle Wildfires Planned in Three States

BLM released a draft environmental impact statement     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — One option in a plan to battle devastating wildfires in southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada creates 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) ...

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