On the fire line, grueling work and an ever-fiercer enemy
Posted at Sep 16 03:07 PM
On Tuesday, fires continued their widespread destruction across much of the US West Coast, taking advantage of tinder-dry brush and undergrowth primed for disaster by the increased temperatures and dryness from climate change. Smoke made the air over Portland, Oregon, the worst in the world, and the San Francisco Bay Area set a local record after nearly a month of hazardous air quality alerts — conditions that research has linked to health problems.
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