Federal Court Orders New Water Quality Plans For Many Of Oregon’s River Basins, Sets Schedules

October 10th, 2019

A federal court has ordered Oregon and federal pollution regulators to replace the existing water quality plans in many of Oregon’s river basins. The court also set schedules for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the federal Environmental Protection Agency to complete the new plans.

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NOAA Study: Heat Waves Could Increase Substantially In Size By Mid-Century, Pressure On Peak Electrical Loads, Grid

October 10th, 2019

The planet baked under the sun this summer as temperatures reached the hottest ever recorded and heat waves spread across the globe. While the climate continues to warm, scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications.

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Study Of Past California Wildfires Suggests Climate Change Will Be Main Driver Of Increased Fire Activity

October 10th, 2019

In the wake of recent wildfires that have ravaged northern and central California, a new study finds that the severity of fire activity in the Sierra Nevada region has been sensitive to changes in climate over the past 1,400 years. The findings suggest that future climate change is likely to drive increased fire activity in the Sierras.

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