Chaos on the Coast: How Drought and Fire Ravaged North America’s West CoastPosted: August 28, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, British Columbia, California, Drought, Fire, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Idaho, Okanogan, Oregon, Rain, University of Idaho, Washington State, West Coast U.S.A, Wildfire 1 Comment
The recipe for drought is simple: mix extended hot weather with a corresponding lack of precipitation and, voilà. Add in a carelessly tossed cigarette or a flash of lightning and drought conditions beget wildfires. Both have wrought damage and pain on North America’s West Coast during the summer of 2015.
Source: National Post
6-Year-Old Portland Boy Donates Allowance Money to Honor 3 Washington Firefighters Who DiedPosted: August 26, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Associated Press, Firefighter, Jay Inslee, KCPQ, Okanogan County, Twisp, Twisp River, Washington State, Wildfire Leave a comment
PORTLAND (KPTV) — A 6-year-old Portland boy is donating his allowance money to support firefighters and the families of the three Washington firefighters who were killed in a wildfire near Twisp, Wash., last week.
“This little boy walked up with his mother and he had a little box with him. He said he had a gift to give us, because he had heard about the firefighters who passed away.”
— Portland firefighter Kevin Dolphin
According to KPTV in Portland, the boy, Abay Milner, said that when he noticed a thick smoky haze settling in over Portland, he wanted to know what was going on.
“I thought, where is the smoke coming from? That’s the first thing I thought,” said Abay. “Then I thought, why is the smoke all the way here in Portland? And then I heard there was a wildfire, and then I heard it was far away, so I thought that’s good, because there was no ashes in the smoke.”
But, then he learned more. Read the rest of this entry »
Woman Who Lit Massive Wildfire To Give Firefighter Friends Work SentencedPosted: September 3, 2014 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Party (United States), Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Oregon, Portland, Seattle, Wildfire 1 Comment