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500 Homes Ordered Evacuated in Palisades Fire in California

A brush fire in California, which sent smoky plumes into the sky above Los Angeles County as it continued to burn on Sunday, has forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.The...

Crowdsourcing data on road quality and excess fuel consumption

America has over 4 million miles of roads and, as one might expect, monitoring them can be...

Senate panel likely to OK 1st female Army secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman poised to be the first female secretary of the Army told Congress Thursday that combating sexual assault and harassment is a top priority, and said greater prevention is needed, including more training to encourage...

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal in much of the region....

Refugee camps can wreak enormous environmental damages – should source countries be liable for them?

While it may seem that much of the world has been locked down during the past pandemic year, more than 80 million people are currently on the move – unwillingly. Facing conflict in Syria, human...

US environmental agency releases climate report delayed by Trump

The EPA says for the first time that climate change is being driven at least in part by humans. Source link

Climate Change Is Making Big Problems Bigger

WASHINGTON — Wildfires are bigger, and starting earlier in the year. Heat waves are more frequent. Seas are warmer, and flooding is more common. The air is getting hotter. Even ragweed pollen season is beginning sooner.Climate change is already...

3 Questions: Nadia Christidi on the arts and the future of water

In this ongoing series, MIT faculty, students, and alumni in the humanistic fields share perspectives that are...

Young farmers struggle with child care and health insurance – and that can threaten the future of family farms

Kat Becker feeds hundreds of people with the vegetables she grows on her Wisconsin farm, and she wants to expand. But her ability to grow her business collides with her need for affordable health insurance...
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Federal income tax filings and payments for individuals due Monday

Deadlines in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana were extended until June 15.May 17, 2021, 9:03 AM• 2 min readFederal income...
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