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This week 200 US Army Reserve troops were deployed to fight wildfires in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, joining thousands of firefighters and National Guardsmen who have been working to control one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, including some record-breaking wildfires that were visible from space. At least two firefighters have lost their lives this season. But this year’s wildfires have not been limited to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. (more…)
According to the Shanghai Daily, Bulgaria, a member of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has called on the latter institution to “adopt a common approach to address the impact of climate change on military operations.” The remarks were delivered by Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Ivanov at a workshop titled “Visualizing Implications Of Climate Change On Military Activities And Relationships” which was jointly organized by the NATO Center of Excellence on Crisis Management for Disaster Response, the U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (more…)