Tag Archives: Wildfires

Why gender reveals have spiraled out of control

It’s a … fire! Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; photo by milorad kravic/iStock via Getty Images, CC BY-SA Jenna Drenten, Loyola University Chicago Over Labor Day weekend, two expectant parents didn’t get the viral hit they had hoped for. During a gender reveal party in Southern California, a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” was supposed to simply reveal a color – pink …

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Hurricanes and wildfires are colliding with the COVID-19 pandemic – and compounding the risks

Evacuations during Hurricane Laura could increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Evacuations during Hurricane Laura could increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Ali Mostafavi, Texas A&M University With the Hurricane Laura hitting Louisiana and Texas as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm and wildfires menacing the western U.S., millions of Americans are facing the complex risks of a natural disaster striking in the middle of a pandemic. …

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