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Last updated at 4:36 PM on August 3, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time)

Osoyoos wildfire evacuees growing weary

"...Anarchist Mountain residents were evacuated on July 20 when the Nk’Mip fire climbed the mountain, threatening property. One woman who spoke with the Western News said she has been living with family but is growing tired of being unable to go home. She also would like to have more updates on when BC Wildfire thinks they can get home..."

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Request made to Town of Coaldale to change signs meant to offer wetland information

"...“Many of the common species that people would normally see here are not on the signs,” he said. “The majority of species of birds that are on this sign, (it's) highly unlikely to see them here. ”Town administration suggested working alongside Schaupmeyer to track the wetlands biodiversity growth, but it didn't address his issue with the signs..."

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Manitoba cottagers wait and worry as wildfire comes closer

"...Some Manitoba cottage owners have been forced to evacuate while others are on standby as wildfires continue to burn in the eastern part of the province. Anya Nazeravich reports..."

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Historic ranch near Vernon, B.C. hosting displaced animals because of regional wildfires

"...The Historic O’Keefe Ranch near Vernon, B. C. , has opened its gates to more than 200 domesticated animals displaced because of regional wildfires..."

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B.C. official says 249 active wildfires burning in the province, 34 of note

"...Rob Schweitzer from the BC Wildfire Service provides an update on the current fire status Tuesday, August 3. He says it's been a week of steady progress, but visibility remains a challenge due to wildfire smoke..."

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Rossland pool closes due to poor air quality

"...Due to wildfires throughout BC and the U. S. , Rossland Recreation staff is monitoring the air quality in Rossland on an ongoing basis..."

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Environment Canada issues funnel cloud weather advisory for London and Middlesex County

"...If conditions become more favourable for a tornado, Environment Canada will issue watches and warnings..."

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Local Indigenous environmental stewardship leader giving talk Thursday

"...A local leader in Indigenous environmental stewardship is giving an online seminar on Thursday..."

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Thousands flee homes outside Athens as heat fuels wildfires

"...More than 500 firefighters struggled through the night to contain a large forest blaze on the outskirts of Athens, which raced into residential areas Tuesday, forcing thousands to flee. It was the worst of 81 wildfires that broke out in Greece over the past 24 hours, amid one of the country’s most intense heatwaves in decades..."

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Kenney says Alberta accepted Hinshaw's COVID-19 proposal

"...“This is something that she and her team in the public health branch of the department of health — all of them professional members of the permanent public service — developed over some time, presented it to our COVID cabinet committee I believe on July 8, and we accepted without modification the proposal that came forward from the chief medical officer of health, which is based on science and data, particularly on the powerful science and data behind the protective effect of the vaccines, which has, as she says, dramatically changed the context of COVID-19,” Kenney said on Tuesday..."

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Melting ice imperils 98 per cent of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

"...WASHINGTON -- With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act..."

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Climate change being talked about during N.S. election

"...Climate change and the environment are being talked about by the top three parties more in this election than ever before. It comes on the heels of the climate change movement brought to the forefront largely thanks to the activism by students. Alicia Draus has more..."

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Area north of Kingston, Ont., now protected land, conservancy group says

"...KINGSTON, ONT. -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada says a stretch of forest and wetland about 40 kilometres north of Kingston, Ont. is now protected land..."

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Climate change could be a key issue in 2021 Nova Scotia provincial election

"...All three of the main parties have talked about climate change and outlined their plans and promises to help the environment. On Tuesday, Liberal Leader Iain Rankin highlighted his party's goals for tackling climate change. “The centrepiece of our platform is our commitment to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030,” he said, noting that it's the most ambitious target in the country..."

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Sicamous landfill to reopen Friday morning

"...The Sicamous landfill will reopen on Aug. 6, after being closed due to the Two Mile Road wildfire. (File photo)..."

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BC Wildfire Service issues warning about unapproved fundraising for Kootenay firefighters

"...“Personnel adhere to COVID-19 public health orders and guidelines to ensure that operations can continue safely throughout the province. In indoor areas, all personnel are required to physically distance, wear masks, and sanitize. As this is a requirement, the necessary products are provided, including masks,” said BCWS..."

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The Challenge of Global Warming

"...The reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, yet it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level..."

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"...This episode of Carbon Removal Newsroom addresses the recent news in oil and gas including a court order for Royal Dutch Shell to sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions from all of its global operations, and a vote from Chevron’s shareholders telling the company to reduce its own emissions and the emissions produced by customers who burn its oil and gasoline..."

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GWF-Manitoba Science Exchange June 22 2021

"...The 90 minute session included presentations by GWF project lead scientists on prairie hydrology and wetlands management; extreme weather; algal formation and mitigation in lakes; agricultural best practices; hydrological modelling for predicting future water resources and flow changes; and Indigenous approaches to water security..."

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"...From an industry perspective, what’s probably most alluring about robotic dolphins isn’t what they can do, but what they don’t need: food, sleep, training, and veterinary care..."

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British Columbia confronts hundreds of wildfires in wake of extreme heatwave

"...Record high temperatures have set off a series of wildfires that continue to burn across several parts of the Canadian province, while the human cost of the heatwave is only now being counted..."

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Beyond trees: Mapping total aboveground biomass density in the Brazilian savanna using high-density UAV-lidar data

"...However, their ability to store and sequester carbon is uncertain due to combined and intermingling effects of anthropogenic activities and climate change, which impact wildfire regimes and vegetation dynamics..."

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Long-term biochar addition alters the characteristics but not the chlorine reactivity of soil-derived dissolved organic matter

"...This study indicates that biochar addition in watersheds may not deteriorate the drinking water quality via the export of terrestrial DBP precursors like wildfire events..."

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Consequences of land-use change and the wildfire disaster of 2017 for the central Chilean biodiversity hotspot

"...Usually, environmental hazards, such as wildfires, are part of the regular environmental dynamic and not considered a threat to biodiversity..."

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Health impact analysis of PM2.5 from wildfire smoke in Canada (2013–2015, 2017–2018)

"...Smoke from wildfires contains many air pollutants of concern and epidemiological studies have identified associations between exposure to wildfire smoke PM2..."

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Upcycling wildfire-impacted boreal peats into porous carbons that efficiently remove phenolic micropollutants

"...Boreal peatlands are increasingly damaged due to climate change-induced wildfires and droughts, which lead to increased run-off and impeded forest regrowth..."

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Modeling information diffusion in online social networks using a modified forest-fire model

"...In this paper, we attempt to model information propagation in online social networks using a nature-inspired approach based on a modified forest-fire model..."

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Forest composition, fuel loading, and soil chemistry resulting from 50 years of forest management and natural disturbance i

"...Collectively, these results indicated that: (1) forest management and natural disturbance on these watersheds altered long-term forest structure; (2) different species compositions and the inclusion or exclusion of salvage logging after Hurricane Hugo produced different fuel compositions that may potentially impact potential wildfire hazard and fire behavior; (3) organisms as a primary soil-forming factor were impacted by long-term management, therefore, some soil chemical properties were affected..."

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Inaction on Climate Change Projected to Reduce European Life Expectancy

"...In this paper, we convert excess mortality estimates due to increases in extreme weather from climate change (heat waves, cold waves, droughts, wildfires, river and coastal floods, and windstorms) into potential reductions in life expectancy at birth in thirty-one European countries..."

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Evidence of recurrent wildfire from the Permian coal deposits of India: Petrographic, scanning electron microscopic and palynolo

"...This work documents recurrent Cisuralian wildfire based on the occurrence of fossil charcoal from India..."

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Suppression of ?Handover? Processes in a Mountain Convective Boundary Layer due to Persistent Wildfire Smoke

"...These events often occurred under otherwise clear-sky, anticyclonic weather conditions and can have significant impacts on surface temperatures, air quality, and surface radiation and energy budgets..."

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Multiple wildfires with minimal consequences: Low-severity wildfire effects on West Texas piñon-juniper woodlands

"...The low-severity nature of these recent wildfires under severe fire weather and in the wake of almost a century of fire suppression suggests that just because fires have been absent from a site for decades contemporary wildfires will not always result in fire regime characteristics that differ from historical fires in PJ-dominated areas..."

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