Wildfires

Sonoma County’s Culture of Caring

After the Northern California wildfires, one Sonoma local spotlights the wineries and businesses in her county that are giving back to the …

Sonoma County

Conservation

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Inspiration

First they were displaced by B.C. wildfires, now fraudsters may be trying to claim their cash

First, British Columbians were displaced by wildfires.<p>Now, the Red Cross is confronting allegations that fraudsters are trying to claim moneys that …

Canadian News

Watch the wind blow...

Using NASA mathematical models and satellite observations of sand, sea salt and smoke moving across the Western hemisphere, researchers at Goddard …

Science

Breathe easy, Calgary: Air quality advisory issued in July is finally lifted

A precautionary air quality advisory issued for the Calgary area in July has been lifted.Alberta Health Services said in a news release Tuesday that …

Canadian News

California lawmakers upset that wildfire money is left out of White House’s disaster aid request

<b>By Maya Lau</b>, <i>Los Angeles Times</i>LOS ANGELES — Every day, Mike Thompson hears a new story about how last month’s fires in Northern California have …

Santa Rosa

Reduced to ashes: Northern Ireland -born sculptor's grief as California wildfires destroy lifetime's work

A renowned Northern Ireland artist has told how his life's work went up in smoke after devastating fires ravaged America's west coast.<p>Clifford …

UK News

Fire starter and ender: Cody Miller does prescribed burns, also fights wildfires across the U.S.

KEARNEY — Whether he’s starting a fire or putting it out, to say Cody Miller likes fire is an understatement.<p>“I like to burn,” said Miller, the …

Oklahoma

Some Insurers Drag Feet After California Wildfires

FEMA, EPA and Army Corp of Engineers all get praise from winery owners.<p>Unlike the first responders who never hesitated as they rescued thousands …

Wine

NASA visualisation shows a timelapse of this year’s ‘extremely active’ hurricane season in the US

By Kevin Loria<p>The 2017 hurricane season was extremely active, with devastating storms like Harvey, Irma, and Maria that plowed through the Caribbean …

Hurricane Season

How do you train for the most polluted race in the world?

Emily James (previously) writes, "The air in Delhi is so polluted the government’s instruments can't measure it but they are still going to run a …

Cory Doctorow

WTB Raises Funds for NorCal Fire Victims

WTB, a company which has established its roots in Northern California for the last 35 years ago, is donating $15 from the sale of each limited …

Northern California

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North Bay

Officials seek aid for businesses affected by wildfires

Economic leaders are looking to ask Oregon lawmakers to aid small businesses impacted by the summer's harsh fire season.<p>The Capital Press reports …

Business

Drones are fighting wildfires in some very surprising ways

Just in time too, as climate change is making wildfires worse.<p>And if a fire starts to close in on a crew, drones can identify a quick escape route. “If we have a group of firefighters trapped we can easily send three or four drones up there,” Runyan says.<p>Proving their mettle<p>These nimble aircraft …

Science

The made-in-B.C. water cannon that wasn’t used to fight its wildfires last summer

With every wildfire season that comes along in B.C., there’s plenty of discussion around why certain tools weren’t used to fight the flames.<p>Last …

Canadian News

Guest columnist: Battling western wildfires is hurting WNC forests

Battling ongoing wildfires out west is taking a heavy toll here in North Carolina. The Pisgah and Nantahala national forests suffer, as do the people …

North Carolina

Thinning the forests could change wildfire patterns, forest manager says

UBC forest manager spent part of summer fighting wildfires<p>The manager of the UBC research forest near Williams Lake says that after a summer of …

A New Lawsuit Claims a Utility Company Is at Fault for the California Wildfires

(BURLINGAME, Calif.) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than …

California Wildfires

Wineries eager to make up losses after California wildfires

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Last month’s deadly California wildfires had only a minimal overall effect on the wineries that dominate tourism in Napa and …

California

New guidelines mean there's a good chance you now have high blood pressure

AP National News VideoMore>><p>Hundreds of people have gathered in the town of Sutherland Springs, Texas, for the first Sunday service since a gunman …

Hawaii

California Wildfires Highlighted the Need to Modernize Emergency Alerts

(TNS) –– Federal authorities knew technology used to broadcast official emergency warnings from cell towers was outdated years before deadly fires …

Government Technology

PG&E did not start worst California wildfires, legal filing says

PG&E (PCG +0.8%) says the deadliest and most destructive of last month’s northern California wildfires may have been started by electrical equipment …

Business

California wildfire cleanup reaches new step of clearing ruins

SONOMA, Calif. - Rumbling bulldozers and front-loaders have started scraping up the ash, charred wood and crumbled bricks and concrete left from …

Canadian News

California Wildfires Show the Value of Old Tech

When cell coverage goes down, it's all ham radios and sirens to the rescue.<p>Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, saying the disaster shows old-fashioned sirens …

Mendocino County

COP23: Rival US delegation opens pavilion to challenge Trump

US governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet. They say President …

World News

Travelers Releases Estimates Of Catastrophe Losses from California Wildfires

TRV estimates 4Q17 catastrophe losses related to the recent California wildfires, including estimated recoveries from reinsurance to be in the range …

Business

California crews clearing wildfire debris

California

The Fragility Of Life

<i>I write this as a friend suffers in the hospital from a stroke- we didn’t see this one coming!</i><p>So much of what we believe to be rock solid in life is …

Demons

California wildfires add to Beazley costs after string of natural disasters

Insurer Beazley has pushed up its estimate of the cost of the string of natural disasters in the third quarter to take account of the wildfires in …

California Wildfires