Climate Change

Hot Weather Means Unhealthy Air, Even With Shutdown

Earlier this month we celebrated Southern California’s great air quality — with many caveats — but now, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, it’s “Very Unhealthy” in some spots, even though we still have widespread shutdowns.



Urbanization

Yosemite’s Pandemic Shutdown Allows Wildlife a Respite From Mankind


Coyotes are roaming empty campsites. Deer are grazing on empty fields. Rivers are rushing as the ice melts. Yosemite National Park is virtually empty of humans.

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Urbanization

Plan to ‘revive’ Uranium Mining Called Unneeded, Unwanted by Advocates


Environmentalists are blasting a Trump administration call for "bold action to revive and strengthen the uranium mining industry," an industry whose history they say has left a "toxic trail" through the Grand Canyon.

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Urbanization

Worse Air Quality In Phoenix Communities Of Color Could Mean Higher COVID-19 Risk


As coronavirus spreads across the country, it’s hitting certain demographic groups disproportionately hard, and air quality is likely playing a role on which communities are hit hardest.

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