California seeks faster forestry approvals in wildfire fight — National Post

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California wildland managers said Tuesday that they want to speed up logging and prescribed burns designed to slow wildfires that have devastated communities in recent years.

via California seeks faster forestry approvals in wildfire fight — National Post

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U.S. midwest freezes, Australia burns: This is the age of weather extremes — National Post

In Chicago, officials warned about the risk of almost instant frostbite on what could be the city’s coldest day ever. Warming centers opened around the Midwest.

via U.S. midwest freezes, Australia burns: This is the age of weather extremes — National Post

N.S. Highway 104 twinning project gets environmental approval from province — National Post

HALIFAX — The environmental assessment of a plan to twin a deadly 38-kilometre stretch of Nova Scotia’s Highway 104 has been approved by the province’s environment minister. In a decision released Tuesday, Margaret Miller says she’s satisfied any adverse or significant environmental effects can be mitigated…

via N.S. Highway 104 twinning project gets environmental approval from province — National Post

With Joshua Tree National Park Closed Amid Shutdown, Volunteers Struggle to Clean up After Unruly Visitors — KTLA

In this high desert enclave, Rand Abbott is a well-known man of action. He’s a paraplegic rock climber; a vocal lightning rod at town hall meetings; and a tireless promoter for the desert landscape and its resident creatures. So it came as little surprise to friends two weeks ago when he volunteered to clean restrooms…

via With Joshua Tree National Park Closed Amid Shutdown, Volunteers Struggle to Clean up After Unruly Visitors — KTLA

2 Weeks Later, No Sign of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy in Action at San Ysidro Port of Entry — KTLA

More than two weeks after the Trump administration announced a new policy that would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their turns in U.S. immigration court, there is no sign yet at the San Ysidro Port of Entry that it has been implemented…

via 2 Weeks Later, No Sign of ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy in Action at San Ysidro Port of Entry — KTLA