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California Has Its First 'Gigafire' in Modern History

California Has Its First 'Gigafire' in Modern History

In August, researchers warned we would have to add “gigafire” to the lexicon to describe wildfires in California. Now, it’s become a part of the history books. On Monday, the August Complex in Northern California surpassed 1 million acres burned, the threshold for a gigafire. It makes the first gigafire in modern history for California, more than doubling the total acreage burned for the previous record-setting fire. The August Complex is a series of blazes that on their own would be in the record books. But the fires that began in the freak mid-August lightning siege have merged into one...

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Coronavirus Slashed Global Air Pollution. This Interactive Map Shows How

Coronavirus Slashed Global Air Pollution. This Interactive Map Shows How

The covid-19 pandemic has changed the world, grinding to a halt increasingly large geographic areas and portions of the economy in an effort to slow the virus’ spread. The impacts have been profound on the ground, but government-mandated lockdowns have also remade the atmosphere. Satellite data from China, the first epicenter of the outbreak, and Italy, the second hot spot, have shown big drops in pollution following lockdowns that limited the movement of people and goods and factories’ ability to produce stuff. With the pandemic now becoming increasingly prevalent in the U.S., Americans...

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