Texas house passes sweeping voting restrictions bill | Texas

[ad_1] The Texas house of representatives has passed a sweeping elections bill that would prohibit 24-hour and drive-through voting, block election officials from sending out absentee ballot applications, impose new identification requirements on mail-in ballots, and give more leeway to partisan poll watchers at voting sites. The bill – which passed on a 79-37 mostly … Read more

‘Fire weather’: dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds | Climate crisis in the American west

[ad_1] The hot, dry and windy weather conditions fueling the huge wildfires that have besieged the western US this summer have increased in frequency over the past 50 years, a new study has found. Since 1973, global heating has desiccated the west, driving increases in “fire weather” days from the Pacific coast to the Great … Read more