Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

Wildland firefighting at the rough cutting edge of climate change

“Western firefighters are more often encountering conditions they have never before experienced, with extreme fire behavior and extreme weather conditions,” writes former U.S. Forest Service firefighter Nick Sundt. “Many of our elected representatives in Washington are napping on the fireline. They … Continue reading

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OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs needs a shake-up

The editorial board of the New York Times called out the Obama administration for its practice of allowing the White House OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to obstruct environmental, health, and safety protections by blocking proposed federal … Continue reading

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