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Finding California's Climate Past and Future Inside of Its Trees

Finding California's Climate Past and Future Inside of Its Trees | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
In order to better understand just how extreme the state's weather has gotten, scientists looked to the ring patterns of 500-year-old oaks.
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From Triangle to Tazreen: A Century of Lessons

From Triangle to Tazreen: A Century of Lessons | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
'From Triangle to Tazreen: A Century of Lessons' blog post by Francesca Rheannon.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, December 14, 2012 2:19 PM

This interesting analysis from CSR Wire about the Tazreen tragedy highlights the failed control system and lack of supply chain monitoring (Walmart was not aware Tazreen was among its supplier base), combined with financial imperative (increased orders at year end) among the main causes that account for the tragic incidents.

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Hotter Years, More Fires

Hotter Years, More Fires | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.
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Surprise, surprise.  More variable and intense swings in fire-prone weather looking into the future.  
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