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Fast-Moving California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Hundreds Of Homes

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 07.23.2016 | Green

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foot...

Evacuations Ordered As New Wildfire Nears California Homes

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.02.2016 | Green

A new wildfire burning through bone-dry grass, shrub and timber has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in a mountain community in central Califo...

'Vicious' California Wildfire Kills At Least 2, Destroys 150 Homes

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.26.2016 | Green

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes i...

Massive California Wildfire Kills 2 And Burns 100 Structures

Reuters/HuffPost | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green

By Noah Berger LAKE ISABELLA, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already killed two people and destroyed 100 structure...

More Than 5,000 Firefighters Battle California Blazes In Scorching Temperatures

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green

(Reuters) - Firefighters on Wednesday were working to gain control of two wildfires burning across drought-parched foothills northeast of Los Angeles,...

Southern California Braces For More Evacuations As Wildfires Threaten To Merge

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two rapidly growing wildfires burning a few miles apart in parched foothills just northeast of Los Angeles...

California Wildfire Triples In Size And Forces More Evacuations

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.18.2016 | Green

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in Southern California more than tripled in size overnight and forced officials to close a majo...

The Heartwarming Reason Why Airlines Are Allowing Pets To Fly Coach

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Good News

As one of the most catastrophic fires in Canada’s history threatened to engulf their city, more than 80,000 Fort McMurray residents were forced to f...

Canada Wildfire Explodes To Double In Size

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

By Rod Nickel and Liz Hampton LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - A raging Canadian wildfire grew explosively on Saturday as hot, dry winds pushed the b...

Residents Flee As Raging Canadian Wildfire Expands

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.07.2016 | World

A raging Canadian wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray intensified on Saturday, helped by hot, dry weather, wi...

Canadians Share Shocking Photos Of 'Catastrophic' Wildfire

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.05.2016 | World

A raging wildfire ripping through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has sparked a state of emergency, engulfing 25,000 acres of land in flames and fo...

Climate Change Might Be Causing Massive Canadian Wildfires, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green

Devastating wildfires tore through the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, razing entire neighborhoods and displacing nearly 80,000 ...

Time-Lapse Video Of California Wildfires Is Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.21.2016 | Science

California's five-year drought created the perfect conditions for massive wildfires, which have left behind stunning and heartbreaking images of devas...

Wildfire App Alerts Users of Emergency Situations

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

It's difficult to feel safe while venturing outside at night or in suspicious areas. While it's a troubling reality in many urban areas, college campuses are also vastly susceptible to public threats, where evening classes and late-night study sessions are unavoidable, and crime rates seem disproportionately high.

Rachel Platten Spreads Her Wildfire With The World

Philip Louie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Philip Louie

Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten is just starting to make a name for herself in the music industry. But what many people don't know about the "Fight ...

Fact-Checking the Case Behind the Oregon Standoff

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Dallin Van Leuven

Focusing on establishing an effective dialogue, rather than initiating an armed standoff based on widely-disseminated but highly inaccurate narratives, may be better at resolving these issues.

Severe Weather Death Toll Reaches 25 As New Tornadoes Hit Texas

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green

DALLAS, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Seven people died in the greater Dallas area as a storm system brought tornadoes and flooding on Saturday, increasing the d...

California Wildfires Force Thousands To Start From Scratch

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

The devastating wildfires that ripped through Northern California are now largely contained -- but that's little solace for the thousands of people wh...

Lessons from the Butte Fire

In the Gold Country | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
In the Gold Country

Three times the fire whipped up the sides of the canyon toward our town. There are still tree stumps smoking and small fires burning. The overhead planes bringing and dumping water have stopped, and the feeling of being in the middle of Apocalypse Now is starting to subside.

Scary Video Shows What It's Like To Drive Through A Burning Town

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel

Northern California erupted in wildfires over the weekend, and much of it -- what NBC's Lester Holt described as twice the size of San Francisco -- re...

California Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Grow

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in parts of the state on Sunday as wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousand...

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.

As Wildfires Rage, Dogs Seen Protecting Body Of Fawn

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.20.2015 | Good News

KAMIAH, Idaho (AP) -- Among the images of destruction that have come from the wildfires tearing up the West is one showing an act of kindness by a fam...

Forest Service Says Massive Wildfires Are Burning Through Its Budget

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service projects that the cost of fighting wildfires could rise to $1.8 billion in the next decade, reflecting fire seas...

California Wildfires Take Heavy Toll As Firefighter Budget Runs Short

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green

By Steve Gorman and Ian Simpson Aug 5 (Reuters) - The tally of property losses from California's most destructive wildfire this year nearly doubled on...