Destructive wildfires  

Firefighters Andy Sandoval (L) and Dylan Bota (R) work to put out a hotspot at the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon on July 17, 2021. - More than 2,100 firefighters were again struggling to contain the vast Bootleg Fire raging in southern Oregon, near the border with California. Some were forced to retreat as the fire spread amid the fourth intense heatwave of the summer. (Photo by Payton Bruni / AFP) (Photo by PAYTON BRUNI/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus crisis 

FILE - In this June 25, 2020 file photo physician assistant Nicole Kramer prepares to collect a nasal swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 testing at Xpress Urgent Care in Tustin, Calif. Orange County will provide up to half a million mail-in test kits to residents before the end of the year in the hopes that more testing can help beat back the coronavirus. Orange County will offer the free test kits initially to residents of its two largest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana. Health officials hope to make the kits available to all of the county's 3 million residents by next month in what could be a massive boost in testing. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)