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2018 shaping up to be a busy fire season in Colorado

DENVER — It's hard to imagine with all the haze and flames we've seen all over the state that's it's not fire season yet.<p>Fire season starts in July …

Wildfires

Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

(Reuters) - A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday and was expected to continue to grow Sunday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said.<p>An additional 220 homes were evacuated Saturday, said …

Weather

Teen who started fire that burned 48,000 acres ordered to pay $36 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you play with fire, there are bound to be consequences.<p>For one teenager, that consequence comes with the jarring price tag of $36 million.<p>On Monday, an Oregon judge ordered the boy, who pleaded guilty to starting the Eagle Creek wildfire last year, to pay $36,618,330.24 in restitution …

USDOT

Wildfires in Siberia are emitting enough carbon to harm the entire planet

Wildfires are raging in Russia and Siberia, and they could have drastic consequences for the entire planet. Blazes burning in the Amur region since …

Behind the Shutter: Patrícia de Melo Moreira on photographing Portugal's inferno

In the summer of 2017 catastrophic wildfires claimed more than 100 lives and 44,969 hectares of Portuguese land.<p>Photographer Patricia de Melo Moreira witnessed and recorded the beginning of that "dark summer", when the first fire in Pedrógão Grande started spreading to neighbouring areas including …

Brazil

The largest fire in Greenland's history warns of an extreme future

The largest wildfire in Greenland‘s history burned bright last summer, a potential warning sign for a future rattled by catastrophic climate change. …

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Crime

VIIRS Active Fire - Maps & Data

View active fire detections. The map also provides an icon to represent the center of each VIIRS granule, weather information (temperature and cloud …

Australia bushfire threatens Sydney suburbs homes

<b>Hundreds of Australian firefighters are tackling a large bushfire that has reportedly affected homes in the southern suburbs of Sydney.</b><p>The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) said it was concerned that flying embers could spark new blazes ahead of the advancing fire front.<p>Some residents have …

Greenland's Biggest Fire Is a 'Warning' for Its Future

A wildfire in the summer of 2017 deposited heat-absorbing black carbon on the imperiled ice sheet

Hundreds flee Australian bushfires that kill cattle, destroy homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as bushfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country.<p>No deaths or serious injuries were reported on …

To spot fire damage from space, point this AI at satellite imagery

A new deep-learning algorithm studies aerial photographs after fires to identify damage.<p><b>How it works:</b> From satellite images taken before and after …

The Sky Is Falling

The ash plume from the Thomas Fire could be seen from the International Space Station. Photo by NASA Photo/Alamy Stock Photo<p>The team observed that …

Particles

‘Door to Hell’ in the middle of the desert freaks out Google Earth users

This flaming “door to hell” in the middle of the desert has left Google Earth users baffled — and somewhat alarmed.<p>The blazing red crater is …

Google Earth

Exposure to wildfire smoke: 5 questions answered

<i>Editor’s note: Wildfires once again are raging in California – this time in the Los Angeles area, where five fires are currently burning. The</i> …

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

What’s Behind California’s Apocalyptic, Brutal Wildfires?

Trying to understand California aflame.<br>Read More

Mumbai: Fire engulfs office building, several killed

A fire in India's financial capital of Mumbai has killed at least 14 people. According to authorities, most of the casualties were part of a group …

India

From 'angry summer' to 'weird winter': 2017 was riddled with extreme weather

The fingerprints of climate change can be traced across 2017, with extreme weather events witnessed around the world; from supercharged storms, hurricanes, floods and heatwaves through to bushfires. 2017 has seen it all.<p>As the year draws to a close, it remains on track to become the third hottest …

Climate Change

'Something did survive' California wildfires: Goldfish

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — What Logan Hertel and his friends found in the scorched remains of their Northern California neighborhood wasn't a photo …

Eerie drone footage shows path of California’s deadly Thomas Fire

Drone footage over Ventura, northwest of Los Angeles, has followed the path of the deadly 'Thomas Fire' that has wreaked havoc in California and …

Thomas Fire

California Wildfires: What Happens When Trump’s EPA Ignores Climate Change Science?

Record-setting wildfires burn uncontrolled in California, and with them comes a need to reckon with the Trump administration’s disastrous climate …

California Thomas fire becomes largest in state's history

<b>A deadly wildfire which has destroyed more than 700 homes in California is now the largest blaze in the state's recorded history.</b><p>The Thomas fire has burned more than 1000sq km - an area greater than New York City, Brussels and Paris combined.<p>The blaze broke out in Santa Paula in early December and …

California wildfire becomes largest on record in the state

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sprawling Southern California wildfire that has been burning through rugged, drought-parched coastal terrain since Dec. 4 has become the largest on record in the state, state fire officials said on Friday.<p>The so-called Thomas fire has blazed through 273,400 acres (110,641 …

Firefighters battling inferno 'have never seen anything like this'

In his 24 years as a firefighter in Ventura County, Antonio Negrete has never seen a wildfire grow as quickly and with such intensity as the Thomas fire. He said he's also never seen so many resources or personnel dedicated to fighting such a massive blaze.<p>"A lot of guys around here would tell you …

Watch California's Thomas Fire metastasize into a monster likely made more ferocious by climate change

An animation of satellite imagery offers a revealing perspective on the day-by-day growth of the Thomas Fire "Firefighters achieved huge successes …

California wild fire: Santa Barbara 'a ghost town' as Thomas blaze moves closer

Santa Barbara has turned into a “ghost town” after residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday, as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California’s history toward the city and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito.<p>The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighbouring …

Santa Barbara

Thousands flee as wildfire 'beast' grows to California's third-largest

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Saturday as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.<p>High winds and dry conditions were expected to remain …

Why Fires Are Becoming California's New Reality

The destructive wildfires in Southern California are capping one of the worst fire seasons on record in the state. They come less than two months after thousands of homes burned and more than 40 people were killed by fires in Northern California. Climatologists warn that this is the new reality for …

California