Federal Government Consistently Runs out of Money to Fight Fires, Pays for It by Cutting Fire Prevention Programs

By: Monday October 8, 2012 12:40 pm

Because of the constant burning of carbon into the atmosphere and the resulting changes to the weather and climate, the US has experienced more and more wildfires over the past several years. In fact, this has been the worst wildfire season on record.

Executive Order Provides Seasonal Fire Fighters With Health Insurance Opportunities

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 2:40 pm

As we watch the spate of wildfires out in Colorado and other states, one of the great injustices surrounding that concerns the firefighters dispatched to these areas to battle the blazes. It turns out that the 15,000-odd seasonal, part-time workers who fight fires as part of the US Forest Service have no opportunity to purchase federal health insurance. President Obama did something; he took executive action to give them the opportunity to buy into the federal program.

2012 on Track to Become Warmest Year in US History

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 6:40 am

While summer here in Los Angeles has been fairly temperate – especially for those of us by the beach who get the “June gloom” most mornings – in the rest of the country, the heat index has flown off the charts. Record high temperatures have been set with a disturbing regularity in May, June and [...]

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

By: Saturday September 24, 2011 1:59 pm

Progressives’ concerns about the climate crisis typically bring our gaze to the north – struggling polar bears and melting ice caps. But in Tropic of Chaos, Christian Parenti makes the case that we’re missing the real story to the south – where our addiction to dirty fuels is introducing a new level of disorder in places that are already struggling and unstable.

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