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The Coconino County Sheriff's Office blocks off a U.S. Forest Service Road outside of Flagstaff, Ariz., on Monday, June 21, 2021. Dozens of wildfires were burning in hot, dry conditions across the U.S. West, including a blaze touched off by lightning that was moving toward northern Arizona's largest city. CREDIT: Brady Wheeler/Arizona Daily Sun via AP

Wildland Fire Managers Up Level Of National Preparedness, Seeing Increased Demand For Firefighters

The National Interagency Fire Center said Tuesday that it’s the second earliest it reached what it calls preparedness level 4 on the 1-5 scale since 1990. It’s also only the fourth time in the last 20 years that it has reached the level 4 in June. Continue Reading Wildland Fire Managers Up Level Of National Preparedness, Seeing Increased Demand For Firefighters

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Kim Foxx (R), Attica Scott (C) and Kiah Morris (L) all face a similar reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their job as a Black woman. CREDIT: Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour

More Black Women Are Being Elected To Office. Few Feel Safe Once They Get There

As many people celebrate growing representation, women and people of color continue to bear the brunt of harassment and threats at all levels of government. The abuse is compounded for Black women, who experience both systemic racism and sexism. An Amnesty International study examining abusive tweets targeted at women journalists and politicians in the U.S. and U.K. in 2017 found that Black women were 84 percent “more likely than white women to be mentioned in abusive or problematic tweets.” Continue Reading More Black Women Are Being Elected To Office. Few Feel Safe Once They Get There

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for unpaid caregivers, with many reporting symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. CREDIT: Portra Images via Getty Images

Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It’s Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic

The pandemic has taken a massive toll on people’s mental health. But a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many of us are seeing and feeling in our own lives: The impact has been particularly devastating for parents and unpaid caregivers of adults. Continue Reading Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It’s Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic

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Thermometer reading 130 degrees F in Death Valley National Park

The Record Temperatures Enveloping The West Are Not Your Average Heat Wave

It might be tempting to shrug at the scorching weather across large swaths of the West. This just in: It gets hot in the summer. But this record-setting heat wave’s remarkable power, size and unusually early appearance is giving meteorologists and climate experts yet more cause for concern about the routinization of extreme weather in an era of climate change. Continue Reading The Record Temperatures Enveloping The West Are Not Your Average Heat Wave

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