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California Wildfires

Arsonist Who Took Selfie Video Sentenced To 20 Years For Wildfires

Reuters | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2016 | Crime

A man who took a video of himself surrounded by flames that erupted into one of the worst California wildfires of 2014 was fined $60 million and sente...

El Niño's Promise of a Wet California Winter Could be Costly and Dangerous

Craig Fugate | Posted 12.18.2015 | Science
Craig Fugate

Our nation experiences some of the most extreme and dangerous weather in the world, and this winter, California faces a particularly severe threat. Forecasts are showing a strong and peaking El Niño that could deliver drenching conditions to the state and throughout the South.

Refuting ISIS & Reaffirming America --Tis the Season to Help -- Not Trump -- Thy Neighbor

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Douglas Kmiec

ISIS is busy "radicalizing" the mentally or socially challenged worldwide via the internet. One of its consistent themes is that the U.S. is in decli...

2015 Has Been The Year Of Record-Breaking U.S. Weather Events

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

Catastrophic flooding in South Carolina since last week shattered state rainfall records and shocked longtime residents and officials, who said they'v...

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

Striking Photos Show Animal Survivors Of Northern California Wildfires

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Good News

As communities in Northern California devastated by the Butte and Valley wildfires begin the arduous effort of rebuilding, animal rescue groups and ve...

The Western Forests May Be Going Away

Derrick Crowe | Posted 09.26.2015 | Green
Derrick Crowe

All across the western United States, the forests are burning. In normal times, wildfires can be a good thing, clearing out dead material and making room for new growth. These are not normal times. The forests are burning, and in some cases they're not coming back.

A Veterinarian Rises From the Ashes to Save a Ravaged Town's Animals

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Jessica Vogelsang

At his home in Middletown, a small town of 1900 just north of California's storied wine country, veterinarian Jeff Smith ventured outside after the worst had passed to find only eight of the 20 homes in his neighborhood survived the firestorm.

The Climate Elephant in the Room

Marc Boyd | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Marc Boyd

While Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress voiced their support for defunding Planned Parenthood, nearly 2,700 structures were destroyed by two unpredictable California wildfires, California's four year drought reached epic proportions, and the summer of 2015 became the warmest summer ever recorded on planet Earth.

A Climate Change Denier Is Unlikely to Become President

Marc Boyd | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Marc Boyd

Ultimately, the Republican Party is unlikely to win the White House if front runners continue to deny climate change. A poll released this year revealed that 77 percent of Americans, including 48 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of independents believe Congress needs to take bold action.

A Climate Change Denier Is Unlikely to Win White House

Marc Boyd | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Marc Boyd

While Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress voiced their support for defunding Planned Parenthood, nearly 2,700 structures were destroyed by two unpredictable California wildfires, California's four year drought reached epic proportions, and the summer of 2015 became the warmest summer ever recorded on planet Earth.

It'll Be Really Hot In California This Weekend, And Wildfires Are Still Blazing

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

Firefighters battling deadly wildfires in Northern California won't get a reprieve this weekend, when temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees in m...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California's all-time record heat and record drought explode into more r...

What Megablazes Tell Us About The Fiery Future Of Climate Change

Rolling Stone | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green

Pervasive drought and record temperatures have turned forests from Fresno to Fairbanks into tinderboxes. And it's only getting worse...

Pyrocumulus Cloud from the California 'Rough' Wildfire

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

On September 11th, as I was flying from Los Angeles to Oakland, I took this picture of the pyrocumulus cloud created from the uncontrolled "Rough Fire" burning east of Fresno, California. The flight was at around 30,000 feet.

How To Help Animals Displaced By Northern California Wildfire Evacuation

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact

While Northern California burns, local animal shelters and rescue groups are working hard to make sure that pets evacuated from the wildfires will sta...

Driver's Escape From Wildfire Is A Ride Through Hell

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Weird News

A windshield's-eye view of a driver escaping a California wildfire is keeping the Internet on the edge of its seat. The video, posted Sunday by YouTub...

My Harrowing Wildfire Escape

Jeff Frost | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jeff Frost

"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.

Jerry Brown Warns Wildfires Are California's 'New Normal'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the intense wildfires blazing across the state are part of a "new normal" spurred by rising temperatures and drou...

Don't Run Away From the Fire. Run Towards a New Life.

Melissa Marsted | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Melissa Marsted

The night after the 2008 Santa Barbara Tea Fire -- which destroyed my house -- was the last time my then-husband and I would be in a room together with our kids. We switched channels between the local news and The Wizard of Oz.

Wildfires Rage On Across California

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northe...

Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency As California Wildfires Rage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed a res...

'Green News Report' - July 21, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Extreme weather whips major California freeways - from floods to fire, as...

Behind The Scenes Look At Wildfires

Kurt Kamm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime
Kurt Kamm

While there are differences and similarities between many wildfire arsonists, perhaps the most consistent trend is the increase in acts of fire setting during the harshest weather conditions.

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...