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Drought, other factors contribute to larger Texas wildfires

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Larger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces lingering drought, consistent development — driven by millions of new residents and the spread of outlying suburbs — and changes in how the state's land is used. Full Story

Officials believe farming accident sparked Texas wildfire

posted on October 16, 2015 at 1:46 PM

A preliminary investigation indicates a farming accident sparked a wildfire that's consumed more than 7 square miles and destroyed 40 structures in Central Texas, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Northern California firefighters expect extreme temperatures

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

A wildfire east of California's Napa Valley has charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steep terrain baked by triple digit temperatures, fire officials said Wednesday. Full Story

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

posted on July 10, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding
Fighting steep terrain, strong winds and rising temperatures, fire managers installed a fire line to save further properties from encroaching flames. Full Story

Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. Full Story

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought
California’s King Fire continued to rage this week, fueled by drought-stricken timber and tinder-dry grass. The blaze, an alleged product of arson, already has consumed an area the size of the San Francisco peninsula. Full Story

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California
It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed. Full Story

Destructive Oregon Wildfire Threatens Homes

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

Insurance Industry Aims to Reduce Claims

posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Insurance Industry Aims to Reduce Claims
Federal researchers are working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires… similar to ones already in place for hurricanes and tornadoes. The National Institute for Standards and Technology hopes the Wildland Urban... Full Story

Wildfires Flare Up Again In Western U.S.

posted on August 15, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Wildfires Flare Up Again In Western U.S.
Thanks to persistent heat and dry conditions, wildfires are raging in the western U.S.Just after a fire in southern California caused hundreds to flee their homes last week, another emerged this week near Park City, Utah. Utah Governor Gary... Full Story

Drought Tightens as Weather Heats Up U.S.

posted on July 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Drought Tightens as Weather Heats Up U.S.
The dog days of summer are barking all over the country this week as high temperatures gripped most of America. East coast water sprinklers worked overtime as heat advisories warned of triple digit temperatures and high humidity was also... Full Story

Scientist Say Cassava Disease Is Spreading At Alarming Rate

posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM

500 million Africans eat cassava and disease could have catastrophic consequences. Full Story

California Crews Mop Up Wildfire As Rain Falls

posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:51 PM

With seasonal rainfall levels running only about a third of normal, vegetation was already dead or dry and ready to burn. Full Story

Fire Forces Evacuation Of Homes In California

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Dry winter and expected warming trend could cause above normal fire activity in western states. Full Story
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