The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
By Stephen Pyne
In our news wrap Friday, a federal judge in Washington ruled that the House impeachment inquiry is legal and ordered the Department of Justice to share secret grand jury testimony from the Mueller report with House investigators. Also, more children…
Wildfires are burning out of control across Northern and Southern California, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate their homes, blocking roads and closing schools. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, admits its electrical equipment could have sparked the…
By William Brangham
In Santa Rosa, California, what's left of a mobile home park is still desolate after a 2017 wildfire. The former residents with homes still standing aren't allowed to live there, but they have also had trouble getting insurance money. Karla…
By Karla Carballo-Torres, Lorin Eleni Gill
By Paul Elias, Associated Press
The town of Paradise was 90 percent destroyed by the Nov. 8 fire that killed 85 people.
In the areas of California hit hard by recent wildfires, displaced residents are struggling to find shelter. In some of these places, like Chico, there was already a housing shortage even before the fires hit. What resources are available to…
In the 11 days since Northern California's Camp Fire ignited, residents have experienced “hell on earth." Firefighters have now contained about 66 percent of the fire. But as rain approaches, rescuers scramble to locate the nearly 1,000 people still missing--fearing…
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press
Some of the thousands of people who fled Southern California's huge wildfire were being allowed to return home, and traffic was flowing Monday on the major highway through the area after a closure of several days.
By Phuong Le, Daisy Nguyen, Don Thompson, Associated Press
Many of the missing are seniors without cellphones or social media accounts who had moved to the Northern California area that's known as a refuge for retirees.
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