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The world could reach a climate tipping point in the next five years

CNN — There is now a 40 percent chance that the annual average global temperature will temporarily reach a crucial tipping point in at least one of the next five years, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The tipping point is described as a 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature increase above pre-industrial levels. The WMO added that the chances of the threshold being breached are increasing as time goes on. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said breaching the tipping point would increase the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages...

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Help your home survive a wildfire with these preparedness tips

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Fire season is upon us, so the Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue and Control District is urging people who live in high-risk areas to do everything they can to prevent a wildfire tragedy. There are a few simple tasks you can do in a day or over the weekend to give you home a better chance of surviving a wildfire. Clearing fire fuel from areas on our around the home is helpful. Be sure to clear off pine needles, dead leaves, and anything that can burn from roof lines, gutters, decks, and fence lines.  Homeowners should trim back any shrubs or tree branches...

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Crews combat wildfire in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Crews are working to tame a wildfire in Hendry County, according to the Florida Forest Service. The fire, located in Montura, is approximately 15-20 acres, FFS reported. A dozer is en route to the fire. This is a developing story. The post Crews combat wildfire in Hendry County appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Use caution: High wildfire risk on Saturday

The Florida Forest Service is listing Lee County in the “very high” wildfire danger index level on Saturday, as a combination of stronger winds, generally dry soil, and lower humidity levels increases the risk of fires in the area.  Charlotte County is listed as having a high risk of wildfires on Saturday, while Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, and Glades counties remain under the moderate fire risk category.   Florida Forest Service highlights each Florida county with a fire threat index each day. The threat scale ranges from low to extreme and is issued as a heads-up for people in the...

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