wildfires

  • As CA Burns: Tips for Dealing With Smoky Air

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Public health experts say smoke from the wildfires choking California skies carries dangerous levels of particulate matter. Studies show firestorms drive a spike in visits to the emergency room – especially among the elderly. Dr. Janice Kirsch is a medical oncologist trained in public health. She said the...
  • Mientras CA Quema: Consejos para Lidiar con el Aire Ahumado

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Los expertos en salud pública dicen que el humo de los incendios forestales que asfixian los cielos de California conlleva niveles peligrosos de partículas. Los estudios muestran que las tormentas de fuego provocan un aumento en las visitas a la sala de emergencias, especialmente entre los...
  • Camp Fire was a “climate disaster”

    Tiny temperatures changes conceal dramatic changes underway that call for action Leslie Layton Ethnic Media Services/ChicoSol 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s how much – or how little, depending on your viewpoint – that the daily average temperature increased in recent years in the Paradise area. That little temperature increase is...
  • Communities of Color Most Vulnerable to Wildfire Devastation

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE, Wash. – Communities of color face the greatest risk from wildfires, according to a new study. Across the country, 29 million people are vulnerable to the fires’ most devastating effects. Researchers at The Nature Conservancy and the University of Washington found socioeconomic factors put...
  • Community Health Centers Rise to the Challenge After Wildfires

    Suzanne Potter California News Service PARADISE, Calif. – Community health centers are stepping up to the plate to speed recovery after the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey fire north of Los Angeles, by providing crucial non-emergency health care services. Ampla Health runs multiple clinics near...
  • BBB Offers Donation Advice in Wake of Northern California Wildfires

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Wildfires are currently raging through Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. Wine country communities are suffering, and need assistance. Unfortunately, scammers and unethical organizations often use times of tragedy to prey on victims and on the public’s generosity. Although no scams related to...

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