wildfires

Fires and floods hurl climate change to fore of US election - analysis

"What's very clear is that the record-setting extreme events of the past couple of months have captured the entire nation's morbid fascination," said Anthony Leiserowitz.

By REUTERS
05/10/2020
Climate change: ‘Who by fire?’ isn’t just a metaphor this year

This year, we will recite the prayer amid unprecedented fires, destruction and toxic smoke in the West and flooding in the South, where a series of slow-moving storms have left communities underwater

By RABBI JENNIE ROSENN/JTA
18/09/2020
Scores of wildfires scorch US West Coast, killing at least nine

In the past 48 hours, three people died from a lightning-sparked fire in northern California, while three were reported dead in Oregon and a 1-year-old boy died in Washington state, police reported.

By REUTERS
11/09/2020
A wind driven wildfire in the hills of Canyon Country north of Los Angeles, California
US Jewish communities raise funds for hurricane, wildfire relief

The US is currently taking on two natural disasters simultaneously: Hurricane Laura and California wildfires

Israeli firefighters arrive to help battle California wildfires

The fires have burned more than 1.46 million acres since they started on August 15, sparked by a siege of dry lightning.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/09/2020
Israeli firefighters to help with California wildfires

The firefihgting delegation will be sent in light of the devastating fires killed at least seven people to date, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.

28/08/2020
Synagogues on high alert as wildfires bear down on Northern California

Tubridy, cultural director of the Russian River Jewish Community, was among the thousands of people ordered to evacuate from fires burning across 46,000 acres.

By MAYA MIRSKY/JTA , GABRIEL GRESCHLER/JTA
21/08/2020
Fire in Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, August 3, 2020
Firefighters battling forest fire in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem

Strengthening winds in the area have caused the fire to intensify.

03/08/2020
An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24,
Brazil Amazon deforestation up in June, set for worst year in past decade

If there is another increase in deforestation in July, Brazil is headed for annual deforestation of more than 15,000 square kilometers, or an area larger than Connecticut.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
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