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California Wildfires

Stubborn Wildfires Vex Crews In Northwest

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worrie...

PHOTOS: Air Crews Make A Small Dent In Huge NorCal Wildfires

AP | JEFF BARNARD and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 10.24.2012 | San Francisco

MINERAL, Calif. — Residents of a tiny mountain town breathed easier Friday after air tankers and helicopters blunted the run of a massive wildfi...

'Everything Is In God's Hands -- And The Firefighters'

AP | HAVEN DALEY and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 10.21.2012 | San Francisco

MANTON, Calif. — Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern C...

Thousands Flee As Northern California Wildfires Spread

AP | HAVEN DALEY and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco

MANTON, Calif. — A huge wildfire sparked by lightning in Northern California burned to the edge of three small towns Monday, threatening thousan...

Northern California Wildfire Forces Thousands To Evacuate

AP | By JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 10.19.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of people have been told to leave their homes as a wildfire burning Sunday in thick forest threatened rural communities in ...

Climate Change Brings Rising Seas, Drier Droughts and Wilder Wildfires

Neil Wagner | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Unusual is defined as "not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree." I'd say our climate's behavior is unusual, as is George Will's perception of it.

If Victims Died Of Heart Attacks, Does It Count As Murder?

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a hou...

To Politicians Napping on the Fireline: Wake Up, Smell the Smoke and Act on Climate Change

Nick Sundt | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green
Nick Sundt

These fires reflect unprecedented conditions. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are the highest they have been in at least 800,000 years, largely the result of rapidly growing use of coal, oil and natural gas.

California Wildfire Has Nearly Doubled In Size

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — More air tankers and firefighters are being sent to Sequoia National Forest to battle a wildfire that has nea...

Firefighters Gain Ground On California Wildfires

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Thousands of firefighters and an aircraft fleet battled Tuesday to tame a string of lightning-caused wildfires that have burned...

2011: The Year Of The U.S. Natural Disaster

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tor...

Yosemite Wildfire Forces Campgrounds To Evacuate

SFGate | Casey Newton, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted 10.28.2011 | San Francisco

By TRACIE CONE, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters relied on a giant air tanker to make steady progress Monday against a five-day...

Firefighters Battle Huge San Diego Wildfire

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS COYOTES INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. — Thirty water- and retardant-dropping aircraft bombarded flames during flights on Monday over a nearly 2...

Paying With Fire: Cash-Strapped States Turn To Firefighting Fees

AP | By DON THOMPSON and JEFF BARNARD | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The wildfire season in California has been tame so far, but that isn't stopping lawmakers from trying to make sure the cash-stra...

Extreme Heat, Lightning Spark 15 Local Fires

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Southern California was sweltering in triple-digit heat as monsoonal thunderstorms helped spark several brush fires. Fire o...

Records: Planes Ordered But Canceled In California Fire

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Forest Service summoned several powerful firefighting airplanes in the early stages of the largest wildfire in Los Angele...

One California Farm's Savvy Move To Save Their 400 Alpacas From Wildfire (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cindy Harris and Doug Fieg wanted to protect their alpacas from the recent wildfires that were threatening their farm. When they realized they could...

Disasters: Where There's Smoke... There's a Silver Lining

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

There's nothing like a good disaster to remind you of your own mortality; stop waiting for "someday." You need to write that book, sing that song, smell those roses, surf that wave

Green News Report - September 8, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's report: the rising cost of fighting wildfires, and is Jaws back?

Post-Wildfire Worries: Floods, Damaged Ecosystem

AP | JOHN ANTCZAK and ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Southern California's huge wildfire has turned nearly a quarter of the 1,000-square-mile Angeles National Forest into a moonscape ...

Fire no longer threatening LA-area communities

AP | JAMES BELTRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — The western flank of the deadly wildfire north of Los Angeles was under control Saturday, sparing foothill communities further thr...

Firefighters Gaining On Los Angeles-Area Wildfire, Homicide Investigation Launched In Death Of Firemen

AP | JACOB ADELMAN and THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Investigators worked around-the-clock Friday as they sought to build a murder case stemming from a huge wildfire that claimed the ...

More HuffPost Readers' Amazing Wildfire Photos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've continued to receive amazing photos from readers of the Southern California Wildfires. Check out these incredible photos below. Get HuffPost...

Green News Report - September 3, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: California burning; Killing wolves; Recycling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch... PLUS: A Fracture in the Clean Coal Coalit...

HuffPost Readers' Incredible Wildfire Photos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Wednesday we asked readers to send in their on the ground photos of the wildfire in Southern California. The photos we received are amazing. Check ...