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This is the Dec. 24, 2020, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly newsletter about climate change and the environment in California and the American West. Sign…
The single-engine Cessna was buzzing 1,000 feet above a Northern California burn scar as UC Berkeley scientist Scott Stephens shifted excitedly in his seat and peered out the window for a better view.
Down below, heavy machinery kicked up clouds of dust as commercial loggers attempted to salvage whatever timber they could, while a vast canopy of green, gold…
8:30 a.m. December 18th, 2020:
Explosions rocked the base of the first of the three massive smokestacks that have dominated the horizon on the western edge of the Navajo Nation for a half century.
EcoFlight’s Jonathan Kloberdanz captured the demolition of the towering stacks as part of Salt River Project’s demolition of the…
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three towering concrete stacks that were the most visual reminders of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades along the Arizona-Utah state line came down Friday.
The 775-foot (236-meter) structures loomed over the Navajo Generating Station, a 2,250 megawatt…
Original Story: https://ktvl.com/news/local/north-complex-fire-expert-weighs-in-on-fire-behavior-environmental-impact
The North Complex, which killed 16 people and devastated Berry Creek, took scientists by surprise and left a lasting scar on the landscape.
It will take decades, maybe even a century for the forest to grow back, says Scott Stephens, a fire scientist at UC Berkeley.
“For me, it was a…
Original Story: https://krcrtv.com/news/local/flyover-shows-devastation-left-behind-by-north-complex
Photos courtesy of EcoFlight.
OROVILLE, Calif. — New video shows the widespread devastation left behind by the North Complex.
A coalition of environmental groups sponsored the Nov. 5 flyover of the burn zone that stretches from Quincy to Oroville.