Merrie Noak

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Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox.<p>The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight the blazes, which have broken out …

Arctic Circle

California firefighters struggle to contain deadly, rapidly growing wildfire

Firefighters are struggling to contain a deadly wildfire that more than doubled in size on Monday, charring nearly 9,300 acres of land near Yosemite …

Forests

Deadly Wildfire Near Yosemite National Park Nearly Doubles in Size to 9,300 Acres

The terrain surrounding Mariposa County’s deadly Ferguson fire is a virtual tinderbox primed for disaster, experts say.<p>On either side of the Merced …

National Parks

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Analytics

Second-generation firefighter killed battling Ferguson fire near Yosemite National Park

<b>YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. --</b> Officials say a firefighter killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park was driving a bulldozer …

National Parks

Amid probe of HFD, Texas fire commission adopts stricter rule on gear cleaning

Image 1of/10<p>Caption<p>Close<p>In response to a request by Houston firefighters, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection this week adopted stricter rules …

Fire Fighting

Toxic firefighting foam hazard 'as bad as asbestos'

“It’s the new asbestos.”<p>This is how a former NSW firefighter who claimed his cancer is linked to firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals …

Pollution

THE CITY OF HOUSTON WANTS MONEY FROM THE FAMILIES OF DEAD...

<b>See major update near the end of the post!</b><p>Isiah Factor Uncensored has learned the city of Houston is going after the families of at least four dead …

Corruption

Chemical in firefighting foam found in suburban Denver water

Low levels of potentially harmful chemicals used in firefighting foam and manufacturing were found in drinking water in suburban Denver, health …

Pollution

SDG&E awards $1M to groups fighting wildfires

With wildfire season increasingly becomes a year-round threat, San Diego Gas & Electric handed out nearly $1 million in charitable grants to 95 …

Wildfires

Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mammoth wildfire that has blackened more than 140 square miles and destroyed at least 20 structures in two Northern California counties was ignited by an improperly installed electric livestock fence, fire managers said on Wednesday.<p>The announcement by the California …

blamed

Trump signs Collins bill on firefighter registry

WASHINGTON – President Trump Monday signed a bill authored by Rep. Chris Collins, a Clarence Republican, creating a voluntary registry to track the …

Fire Fighting

Crews battle destructive wildfires raging in U.S. West

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California, though one stubborn blaze in …

Wildfires

These #Excel formulas will make you #GoodAnalyst and Excel Ninja

Last couple of months has been a self revelation kind of period where I have sat down for retrospective on what I know, what I am good at and where I …

Analytics

Deadly fire at the edge of Northern California explodes to 21,000 acres

A fire at the northern edge of California exploded overnight as firefighters mounted a pitched battle to prevent the flame from destroying more homes.<p>The Klamathon fire was burning in Siskiyou County near the Oregon border and has consumed 21,000 acres and destroyed 15 structures. One death has …

Northern California

Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and triple-digit temperatures …

Forests

Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

(In paragraph 2 of July 7 story, corrects location of Goleta to west of Santa Barbara, not south of Santa Barbara.)<p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and triple-digit temperatures destroyed …

massextinction

Colorado wildfire destroys 3 homes as flames menace US West

An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the …

Weather

Quick Tip: How to Use Your Camera’s Live View Mode to Get the Correct Exposure Every Time

Here’s a simple trick that will help you get the right exposure in your photos without all the unnecessary stress. According to photographer Pierre …

Photography

Wildfire behavior in parched southern Colorado uncanny, terrifying

Kim Liberatore enjoyed Independence Day with confidence her treasured log cabin in Paradise Acres was no longer within reach of the Spring Creek fire …

Fire Fighting

County Fire grows to 83,000 acres as crews carve containment lines

The County Fire, which erupted Saturday afternoon near Guinda in Yolo County, has nearly tripled in size over the past several days, so far scorching …

Forests

Colorado wildfire update: Spring Creek fire devours another 5,600 acres, more possible on Independence Day

<b>Jump to section: Spring Creek | 416 | High Chateau | Weston Pass | Adobe | Wildfires Map</b><p>Historically treacherous fire conditions have kept the …

Weather

A Quick Video on Using the Brenizer Method to Shoot Unique Portraits

Brenizer portraits are a fun and relatively easy way to create unique portraits that make the subject seem to pop right off the screen. This quick …

Photography

Saddleworth Moor blaze now being treated as arson

A fire that has ravaged moorland in Greater Manchester for more than a week is now being treated as arson.<p>More than 100 firefighters from across the …

Saddleworth Moor

More than 2,000 firefighters battling County Fire as blaze reaches 70,000 acres

The state's largest wildfire gained even more ground by Tuesday morning, expanding to 70,000 acres with only 5 percent containment as crews enter …

Northern California

Multiple Drought-Fueled Wildfires Rage Across at Least 4 Western States

Dozens of wildfires tore across wide swaths of Alaska, California, Colorado and other western states Wednesday, with meteorologists warning of more …

Weather

In pictures: Battling the UK wildfires

<b>As the dry, hot weather continues, firefighters around the country are struggling to control a number of major incidents, in challenging conditions.</b><p>Crews from across northern England are continuing to tackle two major moorland fires, at Saddleworth Moor in Tameside, and Winter Hill near Bolton. And …

Wildfires

Surprise Fire

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Texas A&M

Wildfire destroys over 100 Colorado homes ahead of holiday

More than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains were destroyed by a growing wildfire, while hundreds of others across the parched U.S. West remained under evacuations Tuesday and the closure of recreation areas derailed holiday plans.<p>Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, …

Forests

How to Blur a Background and Create Bokeh in Photoshop

One of the classic characteristics of a great portrait is a sharp subject set against a blurry background. This tutorial will teach you how to …

Tutorials