Tag Archives: California

California Wildfires: How Climate, Government & Housing Fueled The Crisis

Wildfires are a fact of life in California but extent and devastation in the American West feel dramatic this year: More than 5 million areas of uncontrolled fires lead to incredible footage on the news & reports of orange skies in Oakland or San Francisco. The 2020 fire season has broken almost every record in terms of frequency and ferocity. We analyzed several factors like climate change, housing development and fire suppression & management to see what’s behind the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state’s history and what can be done to solve the worsening problem?

Top Museum Tour Video: ‘The Getty Villa’ – Malibu

The Getty Villa is devoted to the study and display of art from the ancient world. Housed in a spectacular recreation of an ancient Roman villa, its collection celebrates the culture and artistry of ancient peoples and draws connections to our world today.

Located near the Pacific shore in Malibu, California, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

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Wine Business Video: ‘The Impact Of Wildfires On California Wineries’ (WSJ)

More than a dozen wineries in Napa and Sonoma Counties have suffered losses related to recent wildfires in California. WSJ talks to the owner of Castello di Amorosa, whose warehouse of 120,000 bottles of wine was burned to the ground.

Photo: Samuel Corum/AFP

Morning News Podcast: Supreme Court Choice, Mental Health Care In CA

NPR News Now reports: President Trump expected to announce Amy Coney Barrett as choice for Supreme Court, mental health care in California, Oregon wildfires and other top news.

New Travel Video: ‘Mount Whitney – Backpacking Highest Peak In Lower 48’

Hiking Mount Whitney from Guitar Lake, Crabtree Meadow,

Backpacking the Highest Peak in the Lower 48 States, 14505ft, Sequoia National Park Sierra Nevada just as Creek Fire starts. 4k60fps Mt Whitney Hiking This is part 3 of 3 of my 6 day backpacking trip from Horseshoe Meadow, Cottonwood Lakes, Army Pass, Miter Basin, Sierra High Trail, Crabtree Pass, Crabtree Lakes, Crabtree Meadows, PCT, JMT, Guitar Lake and finally summiting Mount Whitney and exciting Whitney Portal as the Creek Fire started blowing up. No drama for us, but it got pretty smoky and eerie towards the end of the trip, and so strange and beautiful at the same time, best hike I ever did was up from Guitar Lake to the Summit, with the stretch from Trail Crest being insane!

Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park, John Muir Wilderness and the Whitney Zone.

Morning News Podcast: Reassessing Forests And Fires, College Reopenings

Nearly 3.5 million acres of land have burned in California, making this the largest wildfire season recorded in the state’s history – and it’s only September. Fires are still raging up the entire west coast, air quality remains unhealthy, and entire forests have been decimated.

Our relationship with forests and fire is changing and will play a big role in how forests evolve.

  • Plus, how colleges are reopening without a surge in infections.
  • And, with the start of the Jewish New Year, synagogue High Holy Day services are going virtual.

Guests: Axios’ Bryan Walsh, Alison Snyder, and Erica Pandey and Benjy Renton, senior at Middlebury College.

World News Podcast: Women Protest In Belarus, Western Wildfires, Lesbos

D/W News reports: Thousands of women protest in Belarus, wildfires in Western U.S., migrant tents in Greek Island Lesbos and other top news.

World News Podcast: California Fire Deaths, Afghanistan Peace Talks & India’s Covid Cases Soar

CBC Radio reports: The search for the dead in California wildfires, peace talks for Afghanistan, a surge of Covid cases in India and other top news.

Morning News Podcast: Oregon Fire Evacuations, Covid-19 Aid Bill Blocked

Deadly wildfires rage in Western states, GOP ‘Skinny’ bill on coronavirus aid is blocked by Democrats, and 9/11 responders give assist to coronavirus essential workers.

Morning News Podcast: Oregon Fire Damage, Bob Woodward Book

Extreme heat and 50 mile per hour wind gusts are fueling major fires across 11 Western States. Two towns in Oregon are completely burned down. Also, the president told famous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward in early February that he believed coronavirus was “deadly” despite offering reassuring public statements.

And, a whistleblower at the Department of Homeland Security says he was ordered to alter intelligence reports on white supremacists, Russia and China, all to please the president.