Winds Blowing Smoke From Sequoia And Kings National Park Wildfire Into Southern California

VENTURA (CBSLA) — Smell that? The all-too-familiar, dreaded odor of brush fire smoke is in the air, but the source is coming wildfires burning in Northern California, hundreds of miles away. The Ventura County Fire Department sent out a tweet Monday morning to let people know that a northwest breeze is pushing smoke from fires in Northern California. “Noticing smoke in the sky? Do not be alarmed. This is drift smoke caused by the shifting winds,” the fire department tweeted. Noticing smoke in the sky? Do not be alarmed. This is drift smoke caused by the shifting winds.There is a north west breeze...
Healthcare IT News

Sequoia Project publishes new elements for Common Agreement, wants feedback

The Sequoia Project on Monday released its new elements for the Common Agreement, another step in developing its "rules of the road" for trusted health data exchange. The Elements of the Common Agreement (PDF) are being made available for stakeholder feedback, according to the Sequoia Project, which is ONC's recognized coordinating entity for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, or TEFCA – which is meant to "provide a single 'on-ramp' to nationwide connectivity," according to ONC.
The Christian Science Monitor

The battle to save Earth’s largest tree from California’s wildfires

Like so many others, I was concerned when I learned that the KNP Complex fire in California’s Sierra Nevada was dangerously close to the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. That’s where the famous – and ginormous – General Sherman tree has stood for thousands of years. Then I began...