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Grape pickers, from Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grape_workers.jpg   Photo credit: Tomas Castelazo, 6 September 2003.

How dangerous is wildfire season for US farmworkers?

Oct 11, 2022

ACOM scientist Rebecca Hornbrook contributed to an article at USA Today on the impacts of wildfire smoke on agricultural workers.

ACCLIP research flight 03 on August 6, 2022.

ACCLIP field campaign investigates monsoon-climate connections

Aug 16, 2022

During August 2022, two research aircraft will allow a team of international scientists to study how the Asian summer monsoon affects atmospheric chemistry and global climate.

Sonoma County Fires - 14 October 2017 250px. Wikimedia Commons, California National Guard.

Becky Hornbook comments on "ag passes" for vineyard workers during wildfires

Jun 27, 2022

Wildfire evacuation access permits (the so-called interim “ag passes”) were first issued in 2017 for Sonoma and Napa counties, allowing vineyard and livestock workers in Northern California to gain access during fires and other natural disasters.