Washington's updated smoke management plan will give firefighters more planning time and a longer season to ignite controlled burns that help prevent massive wildfires.
After the attack, the staff at Johnson Memorial suddenly had to revert to low-tech ways of patient care. They relied on pen and paper for medical records and notes, and sent runners between departments to take orders and deliver test results.
With severe weather expected in North Texas as summer approaches, it's important for residents to know what to do when they hear emergency sirens.
The Skywarn Flood event attracted young people interested in learning more about meteorology, as well as amateur radio operators and local hydrologists, who know the Washington, D.C., metro area is “overdue” for a big one.
Fire crews have been working for the last two days trying to contain several wind-driven wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and threatened dozens of structures across Eastern Washington.
The system is about 30 percent finished and includes a 13-foot flood wall that is lined with grassy terraces for events and visitor lounging. A floodgate is designed to open for vehicles to pass through.
A project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has developed a drone equipped with GPS, an infrared camera and 400 tiny “fireballs” that can be used to ignite prescribed burns from a safe distance.
When there's an event like the fast-moving wildfire that spread near Old Naches Highway last week, one of the best ways to get accurate, urgent information is the county's Alert Yakima system.
"Using fake snot for runny noses and best sick-day impressions, patients will pretend to be symptomatic of chemical exposure and go through a decontamination process."
The plans for a First Responder Technology Campus for up to 19 federal, state and city law enforcement, fire, defense and other emergency response agencies has come under fire over the plan, which includes a hotel and swimming pool.
These wildfire smoke episodes are disasters as serious as hurricanes, floods or heat waves, and come with a steep human toll. Whether in the East or in the West, they are just one tragic example of how climate change is coming.
The bad air quality in the northeast this week is beginning to clear, but that doesn't mean discussion of poor air quality and its relationship to climate change is over.
The ALERTCalifornia network has the capability to funnel data to researchers studying the multiple environmental causes of wildfires, while also granting the public and first responders real-time visual access to detect threats.
With many states in the northeastern U.S. already suffering from hazardous air quality, here's what you need to know to stay safe if your area is at high risk for wildfire.