Caldor fire advances towards Lake Tahoe as communities clouded in smoke | California

[ad_1] A wind-driven wildfire continued to advance towards Lake Tahoe, clouding the alpine vacation and tourist spot on the California-Nevada state line in a sickly yellow layer of smoke. The Caldor fire on Wednesday evening was less than two dozen miles (37km) from Lake Tahoe, at times burning 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of land an … Read more

‘They just forgot about us’: a US motel of climate refugees with nowhere to go – photo essay | Climate crisis in the American west

[ad_1] If you were to drive through Medford, a small city in southern Oregon, you’d pass by an unremarkable motel. You’d see guests sitting out on their balconies, smoking cigarettes, walking their dogs across the small patch of lawn, and watching the kids laugh and play in the pool. But these people aren’t typical hotel … Read more

Lake Tahoe shrouded in smoke from surging Caldor fire – in pictures | US news

[ad_1] The pristine setting of Lake Tahoe, on the California-Nevada border, was obscured by thick plumes of smoke as thousands of firefighters worked to contain the nearby Caldor fire, which has burned more than 120,000 acres. Tourists wore masks outdoors and ducked into cafes and casinos to escape the haze and the smell [ad_2] Source … Read more

Breathing toxic wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth, study finds | California

[ad_1] As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, a new study has found that breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth. The study from Stanford University, published in Environmental Research this month, estimates that the effects … Read more