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California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever
Last weekend, a fire burning in California's Sierra National Forest exploded in size, trapping hundreds of Labour Day holiday campers who could only be rescued by helicopters that made a series of white-knuckle flights into the smoke.
Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage
Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientist...
Utility fined over $3 million in Northern California wildfire deaths
Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday was fined over $3 million for the deaths of 84 people killed in a nightmarish Northern California wildfir...
US wildfires: Five towns destroyed in Oregon, three fatalities confirmed in California
Winds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) sent flames racing tens of miles within hours, engulfing hundreds of homes as firefighters fought at least 35 large blazes in Oregon with a collective footprint nearly twice the size of New York City.
Why does California have so many wildfires?
California, like much of the West, gets most of its moisture in the fall and winter. Its vegetation then spends much of the summer slowly drying out because of a lack of rainfall and warmer temperatures. That vegetation then serves as kindling for fires.
California battles largest-ever fire in its history as eight killed in western US
The August Complex Fire became the biggest recorded blaze in Californian history on Thursday, after multiple fires in the state's northwest combined in high temperatures and winds to rip through 470,000 acres of dry vegetation. Half a million people have been evacuated in neighboring Oregon, authorities said.
Northern California city at epicenter of coronavirus mystery
Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.
Seeping under doors, bad air from West Coast wildfires won't ease up
People in Oregon, Washington state and California have been struggling for a week or longer under some of the most unhealthy air on the planet.
California governor issues sweeping statewide 'stay at home' order over coronavirus
California's governor on Thursday issued an unprecedented statewide "stay at home order" directing the state's 40 million residents to hunker down in their homes for the foreseeable future in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.
Baby on the way: 'Glee' star Lea Michele expecting first child with entrepreneur husband Zandy Reich
The couple, who tied the knot in March 2019, is set to become parents.
Alphabet cuts cord on power-generating kite business
Google-parent Alphabet is shutting down a unit devoted to using high-tech kites to tap into wind energy for electricity, the chief of the team said on Tuesday.
Coronavirus: California woman arrested for licking $1,800 worth of groceries
A California woman has been arrested after licking $1,800 worth of groceries and other items at a supermarket in the northern part of the state, police said on Wednesday.
Extinction Watch: Steller Sea Lions are known for disntinctive vocal airings
Historically, Steller sea lions were plentiful throughout the coastal North Pacific Ocean. But their numbers started declining as they were hunted for their meat, hides, oil, and other products. Today sea lions are an important subsistence resource for Alaska Natives.
Italy virus toll tops 4,000, New York joins California in lockdown
As Italy reeled from its worst single-day toll with more than 600 deaths, worldwide fatalities swept past 11,000, with the number of infected people topping 258,000, according to an AFP tally.