Thousands of animals have been displaced by California wildfires

November 14, 2018 by  
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The California wildfires are raging on, but humans aren’t the only ones in danger. Thousands of pets and farm animals have received attention in Northern and Southern California while over 400 square miles continue to burn. Over the past few days, the fires have led to mass evacuations, jammed roads and packed shelters. The animals caught in the blazes are also trying to figure out where to escape. In Malibu last Friday, horses, goats and alpacas packed the shoreline along with humans, and a parking lot became an evacuation zone. Multiple photos have surfaced of animals tied to things like lifeguard towers and fences while smoke fills the background. Related: The fearless dog who refused to leave his goats during the Santa Rosa wildfire “There was just no time to do anything,” said Talley Hutcherson, a ranch owner. “Within hours, we had to make the decision to come to the beach because the [Pacific Coast Highway] was shut down.” Hutcherson’s decision to evacuate to the beach with eight horses required her to make multiple trips back and forth. Searchers combing through areas affected by the California wildfires have rescued hundreds of animals — including dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, ducks, and a tortoise https://t.co/eY2uwf8E5U — CNN (@CNN) November 14, 2018 According to the Huffington Post , animal shelters throughout Southern California are reaching capacity. But there are many shelters in the Los Angeles area that are still open and requesting donations. These facilities are caring for hundreds of animals , including horses, pigs and rabbits. The Los Angeles Zoo also briefly evacuated some animals last Friday while firefighters battled to contain a fire in nearby Griffith Park. The zoo does have an emergency evacuation plan in place when needed, and it eventually returned the animals to their habitats. But not all animals in the evacuation zones have been able to get to safety. Photos from the fires have shown injured and dead animals that became overwhelmed from smoke or flames. There has also been concern on social media for a popular giraffe and other animals at Malibu Wines and Saddlerock Ranch. The ranch was under evacuation orders but didn’t appear to have an emergency evacuation plan in place. Several buildings on the property ended up being damaged or destroyed by the fire, and when a USA Today reporter arrived over the weekend, the ranch looked empty except for one worker and the giraffe. Many people were extremely unhappy that the giraffe, named Stanley, was left behind. Via Huffington Post and USA Today Image via NASA

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This jet black RV is designed for intrepid travelers who like to explore in style

November 14, 2018 by  
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Clad in jet black, corrugated metal siding and renewable Brazilian hardwood, the Draper is an impressive tiny home on wheels that is as tough as nails on the outside but surprisingly sophisticated on the inside. Created by the ingenious team from Land Ark RV , the Draper RV is designed to be the perfect roaming home for adventurers who want to travel in 300 square feet of style. The exterior of the Draper features black corrugated metal with a hint of red wood. Much like its sister design, the Drake , this RV has a unique, slanted shape that creates a sense of movement even when it is not in motion. The elevated volume not only gives the tiny home a bold presence and more interior space, but it also helps with the aerodynamic pull while on the road. Related: This bold ship-inspired tiny house has a surprising minimalist interior The two designs are quite similar, but the Draper has a few extras such as an ingenious fold-out deck. Made out of renewable Brazilian hardwood, the deck can be folded out to create a wonderful seating area, or folded up flush to the exterior when on the road. In contrast to its bold black exterior, the interior of the RV is light and airy. White-washed pine lends a fresh aesthetic, which is further enhanced by an abundance of natural light thanks to the many clerestory windows. The interior is also quite spacious, with 10′ ceilings that open up the space. Although the living area, which is installed with LED lighting , boasts a sophisticated design, the layout was created with adventurers in mind. There is a 7-foot-wide mud room at the entryway to store gear such as hiking boots, climbing equipment and more. There is also additional storage installed throughout the home. Custom-made,  flexible furniture makes the living space highly versatile. For example, a large galley kitchen with a convertible U-shaped dining space can be configured into different uses. When not needed, the dining table can be stowed underneath, opening up room for the sofa cushions to be folded out into a queen-sized bed, perfect for overnight guests. On the other side of the kitchen, the living room extends to the outdoor deck through a set of large sliding glass doors. The master bedroom is located on a sleeping loft at the far side of the home. The bedroom is reached by ladder and has enough space for a king-sized bed. The tiny home’s bathroom also comes installed with a vanity, wall-hung toilet and a full-size shower. + Land Ark RV Images via Land Ark RV

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Lethal extreme heat and wildfires scorch the American southwest

June 20, 2016 by  
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The American southwest is battling extreme temperatures and blazing wildfires . The National Weather Service issued heat advisories – and in some cases excessive heat warnings – in California , Arizona, and New Mexico as temperatures threaten to climb higher this week. In Arizona , four people have already died. A crazy ‘ firenado ‘ was captured on video in California’s Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County. The fire has burned close to 8,000 acres so far and is just 51 percent contained. Fires in Arizona and New Mexico have scorched even more acres. Arizona’s Cedar Head Fire has burned 12,140 acres and New Mexico’s Dog Head Fire has blazed through 17,891. Neither of those are as contained as the Sherpa Fire, and the Dog Head Fire is just nine percent contained. CNN reports all together, an area larger than Paris is burning. Related: India shatters records with temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit A weather pattern called a ‘heat dome’ has exacerbated temperatures. This occurs when a high pressure system in the atmosphere pushes hot air back down, trapping it and resulting in hotter temperatures than normal. CNN’s meteorologist said the three states have seen the hottest temperatures at the beginning of summer ever . Phoenix hit 118 degrees Fahrenheit, and the National Weather Service warned that in some desert areas, the temperature could reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 14 California locations hit at least 117 degrees Fahrenheit. In New Mexico, seven locations shattered heat records as well. In Pima County, Arizona, two hikers perished because of the heat, and a 25-year-old male and 28-year-old female died in Phoenix. 30 million people live in the areas that have received heat warnings. The National Weather Service warned that such extreme temperatures “can be life-threatening.” Via CNN and Global News Images via Susie Cagle on Flickr , Josh Berlinger on Twitter , and the National Weather Service Video via Global News

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Nearly 1 billion California trees have suffered severe canopy water loss in just a few years

January 4, 2016 by  
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California’s historic drought has led to devastating effects on its residents and environment, including the loss of  millions of trees in its formerly lush forests. Low rainfall, wildfires, and beetle outbreaks have caused damage to the health of forests in the state, but until now we did not know just how much. Recently, a study by the Carnegie Institution for Science revealed extensive canopy water loss in 888 million trees. The use of a laser-guided, airborne observatory resulted in detailed scans of forests and satellite data helped to map the slow degradation of the trees from 2011 to 2015. Read the rest of Nearly 1 billion California trees have suffered severe canopy water loss in just a few years

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El Niño is here – and it is causing winter weather chaos across the US

December 14, 2015 by  
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After months of speculation , the potential record-breaking El Niño event of 2015-16 is upon us, and the impact is being felt in unsettling ways across the United States. In the past week, the Pacific Northwest has been struck with torrential rainfall, flooding, and mudslides. Two people were killed and huge swaths of the region were without power as a result of this extreme weather. The west and midwest has been slammed with snow and the east coast has been positively toasty. But as devastating as El Niño has been in some areas, and particularly for the Northwest, its impact may prove particularly destructive in California. While rain will provide  some relief to the drought-stricken Golden State , it may also come with a high cost. Read the rest of El Niño is here – and it is causing winter weather chaos across the US

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8 of the world’s most devastating forest fires

September 21, 2015 by  
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Wildfires continue to rage across the US, and especially in California, where they have been burning all summer long. This isn’t the first time that historic fires have devastated massive swaths of land and, with worsening drought and a warming climate, it definitely won’t be the last. Jarrimber  created the following interactive map highlighting 8 of the world’s worst forest fires as a reminder to be extra careful to avoid sparking fires during the consistently-lengthening fire season. Click on to check it out. Read the rest of 8 of the world’s most devastating forest fires

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Blast your hangover in Mexico’s first underwater oxygen bar

September 21, 2015 by  
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Sucking on flavored air may seem like a weird thing to do, but you can do it while underwater at Mexico’s first submerged oxygen bar. Recently opened in tourist-drenched Cozumel, Clear Lounge invites guests to chill underwater while imbibing an array of aromatherapy scents mixed with oxygen. Aside from the boost from the higher concentration of oxygen, guests can also enjoy oxygen-enriched fruit smoothies at the bar, which promises a good time without a hangover . Read the rest of Blast your hangover in Mexico’s first underwater oxygen bar

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Nuclear Power Plant and Thousands of People Threatened in Nine San Diego County Wildfires

May 15, 2014 by  
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Dozens of homes and thousands of acres have burned as not one, but nine wildfires ripped through the San Diego County landscape. Universities, attractions like Legoland and tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate as the flames move closer to a nuclear power plant, a military base, as well as commercial and residential areas. The area has been exceptionally dry after unusually low rainfall and super high temperatures, creating the perfect environment for wildfires to spread. Read the rest of Nuclear Power Plant and Thousands of People Threatened in Nine San Diego County Wildfires Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california drought , California wildfire , Climate Change , climate change California , climate change issues , climate change wildfires , Drought , global warming , global warming California , global warming issues , global warming wildfires , San Diego drought , San Diego wildfire , spring wildfires , Western drought , western wildfires , wildfire , wildfire evacuations , wildfire season , wildfire season US west , wildfire spring 2014

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Architect Toyo Ito Challenges Zaha Hadid’s National Stadium, Unveils Alternative Design for Half the Cost

May 15, 2014 by  
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In protest to Zaha Hadid’s design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium , 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito has proposed an alternative stadium plan that would slash the current expected price tag in half. Officially announced early this week, Ito’s proposal calls for a renovation of the existing stadium and an immediate halt to Japan’s planned demolition of that stadium scheduled for July. The alternative design was announced in an online petition headed by Japanese architects – and it has already reached 13,000 signatures. Read the rest of Architect Toyo Ito Challenges Zaha Hadid’s National Stadium, Unveils Alternative Design for Half the Cost Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “repurposed building” , 2020 stadium , national stadium design , Tokyo 2020 olympic stadium , Tokyo Olympic Stadium , Tokyo Olympic stadium petition , toyo ito , zaha hadid , zaha hadid controversy , Zaha Hadid Olympic Stadium

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Officials in Western U.S. Brace for Fire Season After Drought and a Hot Winter

March 20, 2014 by  
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It may seem like just yesterday that the wildfires in California finally died down, but experts in the state are already worried about the coming fire season after a long, hot winter comes to a close. If recent weather is any indicator, the state – and the entire Western U.S. – could be in for an even hotter summer. Almost 95 percent of the state is currently in a drought even after recent rain, and after last year the budget for fighting fires has been spread thin. Read the rest of Officials in Western U.S. Brace for Fire Season After Drought and a Hot Winter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California wildfire , California wildfire risk , California wildfire season , department of the interior , drought wildfire , drought wildfire season , dry summer wildfire , dry winter wildfire , early wildfire season , fighting California wildfires , fighting western wildfires , fighting wildfires , natural disaster , paying for wildfires , predicting wildfires , preventing wildfires , us forest service , US wildfire , US wildfire season , western wildfire , western wildfire risk , western wildfire season , wildfire , wildfire funding , wildfire in climate change , wildfire in global warming , wildfire season        

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