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California Wildfires

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...

Single LA fire Consumes One Year's Worth Of Water | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Firefighting aircraft have dropped about 1.7 million gallons of water and nearly 700,000 gallons of fire-retardant chemicals in an effort to put out t...

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 ...

The California Wildfires Rage On (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The California wildfires continue to rage throughout Southern California, with thousands of firefighters at work to stop further destruction. For th...

California Wildfire Photos: HuffPost Readers Send In Their Pics

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To see the latest photos from California, scroll down below the map. The California wildfires continue to rage throughout Southern California, with t...

It's Not Just You: California Wildfires Turn Cranky

Beth Lapides | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Lapides

Yesterday, just as we were peaking the cranky meter, Mike Dietrich, the U.S. Forest Service incident commander, said the California Station Fire had turned from "angry" to "cranky."