California wildfire may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias, burning through Earth's largest grove

Hundreds of giant sequoias may have perished after the raging KNP Complex Fire raced through Redwood Mountain Grove, considered to be the Earth's largest, as well as the birthplace of modern prescribed burning science.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/08/california-fire-torches-giant-sequoia-grove/6053762001/

‘The whole system is rotten’: life inside Europe’s meat industry

Every inch of Margot’s body hurt from the unrelenting work.

Her hands bled from blisters that burst as she repeatedly hauled carcasses, but she would wait until she got home to sterilise her wounds with ammonia. “If you didn’t do your job well, you’d be pushed – they didn’t care if your hands were full of blood,” she says.

This wasn’t the life Margot* imagined when she left her job in a clothes factory near her home village in Romania in search of better prospects for her young family in western Europe.

She thought labour conditions in the Netherlands – where she worked for three years in a meat factory – would be much more favourable than in her home country. “I didn’t expect it to be so awful.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/28/the-whole-system-is-rotten-life-inside-europes-meat-industry

There’s a long and devastating history behind the proposal for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia

For the fourth time in 23 years South Australia is being targeted for a nuclear waste dump — this time at Napandee, a property near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula.

The plan is likely to require the use of a port, most probably Whyalla, to receive reprocessed nuclear fuel waste by sea from France, the United Kingdom and the Lucas Heights reactor in NSW via Port Kembla.

https://theconversation.com/theres-a-long-and-devastating-history-behind-the-proposal-for-a-nuclear-waste-dump-in-south-australia-158615

California Wildfires Outpacing Record-Setting 2020 Season

People in homes and campgrounds around Frenchman Lake in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California have been advised to evacuate because of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, which has burned nearly 6 square miles. The fire, which was started by lightning, is about 30% contained, according to Inciweb.

https://weather.com/news/news/2021-07-08-california-wildfire-season-outpaces-last-year

1 of 3 Big California Wildfires Still a Threat to Homes Published July 6, 2021 • Updated on July 6, 2021 at 11:50 am

A week-old wildfire in Northern California continued to pose a threat to buildings Tuesday while firefighters increased containment of two other big forest fires in the region. The Salt Fire in the Shasta Lake area north of Redding grew to more than 19 square miles (50.2 square kilometers) and was just 20% contained, Shasta-Trinity National Forest officials said.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/1-of-3-big-california-wildfires-still-a-threat-to-homes/2587584/

SOS!

Heat dome’ probably killed 1bn marine animals on Canada coast, experts say

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/08/heat-dome-canada-pacific-northwest-animal-deaths

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/mussels-clams-other-shellfish-canadas-105831428.html

Disaster man David Koch!

Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine

Koch Family Foundations have spent $145,555,197 directly financing 90 groups that have attacked climate change science and policy solutions, from 1997-2018.

https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/ending-the-climate-crisis/climate-deniers/koch-industries/

ExxonMobil climate change controversy

In 1981, Exxon shifted its research focus to climate modelling. In 1982, Exxon's environmental affairs office circulated an internal report to Exxon's management which said that the consequences of climate change could be catastrophic, and that a significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption would be necessary to curtail future climate change. It also said that "there is concern among some scientific groups that once the effects are measurable, they might not be reversible."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExxonMobil_climate_change_controversy