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Aid must act, not react

Following Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Kiyoshi Kurokawa – chairman of the Fukushima Accident Independent Investigation Commission – described the Fukushima disaster as a “profoundly man-made disaster that could and should have been foreseen and prevented.” It is this mentality that motivated the Japanese government to enact some of the… 637 more words

World

Severe drought in California spreading at unprecedented rate

The drought in California is getting worse as more than half the state now suffers from the most severe drought conditions possible, according to a new report. 135 more words

US News

Yosemite Wildfire Weakened, Evacuations To End

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Residents in California’s Foresta community near Yosemite National Park will be allowed to return home Friday afternoon, now that firefighters are making progress battling a more than 6-square-mile wildfire. 172 more words

National

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms In The Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75 kph). 153 more words

National

The "Scientific Consensus" That Global Warming Activists Are Always Mentioning

When an environmental studies scientist writes that the increased costs of natural disasters isn’t because of global warming climate change climate catastrophe, he immediately gets blacklisted on FiveThirtyEight, as well as attacked as a global warming denier… 15 more words

Science And Technology

Reading in July

As I start working on my book project, I’m going to have less time to develop blog posts, so I thought I would share what I’m reading with you each month. 126 more words

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