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Out-Of-Control Wildfire Doubles In Size In California

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.03.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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...

Gun Violence, Car Accidents and Fires: Leading Causes of Injury Deaths Among NYC Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

We reviewed 10 years of data on injury deaths of children from 2001 through 2010. In this report, a special focus was directed to the cause of death among children 13 to 17 years old. Gun violence persists as a leading cause of death in this age group.

PHOTOS: Chile's Massive Forest Fires

Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Over the past week multiple forest fires have ravaged large areas of central and southern Chile. At least six firefighters have died battling a blaze ...

Can We Handle Nature's New Norm? (Part 1)

William S. Becker | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

The term "perfect storm" is overused now, but it is the perfect metaphor for the violent relationship between people and the environment today. We are experiencing a convergence of factors that are putting us at great risk.

New Mexico Fire Threatens Sacred Sites

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — A smattering of summer rain gave a boost to firefighters battling a huge forest fire near Los Alamos, giving authorities enou...

Laura Gottesdiener

WATCH: As Louisiana Drowns, Texas Is Aflame

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

A battle raged in the backcountry of Western Texas last week. On one side: 35 volunteer firefighters from Brewster County. On the other: two w...

Colorado Wildfire Fighting Bill Approved

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Denver

In preparation for another summer where record heat and dry weather are expected, the Colorado House passed a bill earlier in the week to be sure that...

Chicken Littles Vindicated; Budget Hawks Don't Care: Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

There will come a time when nature metes out such sustained and brutal punishment that even the most cynical deniers will have to acknowledge climate ...

Ask Not for Whom the Alarm Tolls: It Tolls for Thee

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

This land is burning while the fireman watch. This land is your land. My land....