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Fire Safety: 'Dumb Stuff' That Typically Smart People Actually Do

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL!, a volunteer firefighter's memoir The blue minivan was a huge ball of fire when our pumper tr...

What Your Fire-Building Technique Says About You

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

You can tell a lot about a person by the way she builds a campfire. The fastidious stack the wood perfectly crisscross. People who won't let anyone ...

Wildfires In Spain And Portugal Force 1,350 To Evacuate

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a li...

Wildfires Ravage Alaskan Tundra

Associated Press | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Following a winter marked by little snow and warmer temperatures, fire crews on Monday were tackling two large wildfires bu...

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

Containment Up On Fire That Destroyed 40 Homes In California

AP | By MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allo...

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

In Pursuit of Light

James M. Chesbro | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
James M. Chesbro

I do not think anyone should feel ashamed for not feeling the way all the screens tell us we should feel. If you are sad while we are farthest away from the sun, while everyone else seems to be having a holly jolly Christmas, you are not flawed.

Out-Of-Control Wildfire Doubles In Size In California

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, c...

Ongoing Wildfires Force Evacuations Throughout California

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one ne...

Crown Jewel Of Western Landscape Under Threat From Wildfires, Climate Change

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of ...

At Least 6 Major Wildfires Keeping Firefighters Busy In California

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far no...

Wildfire Threatens Vineyards, Hundreds Of Homes Near Yosemite

AP | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new ...

Better Weather On The Way To Aid Wildfire Fight

AP | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has ch...

Firefighters Tame Two California Blazes

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures ...

Arizona Wildfire Growing As Firefighters Scramble To Contain Blaze

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters say a wildfire burning through forested hillsides in a scenic northern Arizona canyon could dramatically expand...

Police Investigating Sexual Assault Link After Massive Detroit Fire

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A fire gutted an apartment building early Wednesday on Detroit's west side, forcing dozens of people out of their homes, including so...

That Time My Toaster Tried to Killed Me

Brian Beltz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Comedy
Brian Beltz

There is a whole host of technology, big and small, that I rely on to get through my daily routine both alive and unscathed.

Small Wildfires Sweep Through Parts Of California

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Large swaths of California remained at risk for wildfires Wednesday as dry and windy weather conditions persisted. ...

Wildfires Put Heat On Climate Denying PM

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

SYDNEY, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A long, hot summer looms for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as devastating wildfires near Sydney fuel opposition t...

This 'Water On Steroids' Is The Only Thing Between This Hand And A Blowtorch

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2013 | Technology

When someone tells Peter Cordani that it can't be done, that's when he just gets started. Cordani is the inventor of FireIce, a fire retardant cap...

Firefighter Killed Battling Wildfires In Oregon

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

(Adds Hammack's age, governor visit) By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Ore. - Aug 2 (Reuters) - A firefighter killed while bat...

Congress Fiddles While the Western States Burn

Michael Winship | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our stalwart U.S. Congress, aided and abetted by government bureaucracy, is cutting Western firefighters' lifeline much as it did when members of the House initially balked at aid for sick and dying 9/11 first responders.

Cost of Global Warming

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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How He Saved His Family From A Deadly Fire (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 01.23.2013 | Teen

The lives of nearly a dozen apartment residents were saved early Monday morning in part due to the courage and instincts of a quick-witted teenager fr...