Wildfires are again devastating Northern California’s wine country, with dozens of homes and thousands of acres burning this week alone. More than 8,000 wildfires have raged across the state this season, destroying over 7,000 buildings and nearly 5,800 square miles.
By Stephanie Sy
Scientists say California has a really flammable ecosystem and global warming is making it worse.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
PG&E CEO Bill Johnson appeared on the company's behalf in Butte County Superior Court to plead guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter. They stem from a November 2018 wildfire ignited by the utility's crumbling electrical grid.
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
Overall, nearly 20 percent of the lower 48 U.S. states is experiencing drought conditions.
By Jeff Martin, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, a new tropical weather system has hit the northern islands of the Bahamas, with forecasts calling for up to four inches of rain and winds of 30 miles per hour. The storm complicates relief efforts…
By Scott Denning, The Conversation
There are many reasons to be appalled by this year’s Amazon fires, but depleting Earth’s oxygen supply is not one of them.
By Associated Press
About 1,800 firefighters were struggling to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured 20 people, including eight firefighters, authorities said Sunday.
By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
Schools in the county had been closed since Nov. 8, when the blaze swept through the town of Paradise and surrounding areas, destroying nearly 14,000 homes and killing at least 85 people in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.
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…
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