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A bad hurricane season could be the next headache for businesses already facing a supply shortage

Satellite imagery captures Hurricane Iota bearing down on Nicaragua as a Category 5 hurricane on November 16, 2020. NOAA/NASA NOAA/NASA It will be another active year for hurricanes following 2020's record-breaking season. The storms could cause problems for already struggling supply chains like lumber, oil, and pork. "It's a significant risk that all businesses need to be thinking about right now," said AccuWeather. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bad Atlantic h...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Minnesota, Virginia, US, Alabama, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Nasa, Atlantic, Hurricane, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Wildfire

A Giant Sequoia Is Still Burning From Last Summer’s California Wildfires

In some parts of California, the fires from last year never stopped. The National Park Service said this week it found a giant sequoia tree still burning from last year’s wildfire season, which was the worst on record in the state.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Drought, Nature, Wildfire, Natural Disasters, National Park Service, US Geological Survey, Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Disaster Accident, Leif Mathiesen, Sequoiadendron Giganteum, Sqf Lightning Complex Fires

Siberia Is on Fire—and It’s Only May

It looks like wildfires in Siberia are starting up again—and some fires that never went out after last summer are starting to poke their heads out of the snow. Very normal and cool!Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Siberia, Wildfire, Earth Sciences, Emergency Management, Firefighter, Peat, Fire Prevention, Disaster Accident, Holdover Fire, Ecological Succession, Russian Wildfires

UCT students, staff return to campus after devastating fire

Many people will be experiencing the destruction to the campus after the blaze for the first time, having previously seen only photos of the aftermath The post UCT students, staff return to campus after devastating fire appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Fire, Cape Town, Wildfire, National, Evacuation, University of Cape Town, UCT, Table Mountain National Park, Top Six, City of Cape Town, Mamokgethi Phakeng, South Africa (country, Fuller Hall, Kopano Residence, Lesedi Lale

The Midwest’s Active Fire Season Is a Warning

It’s a climate cliché to say the world is on fire, but it is. Right now, wildfires are burning across the Midwest in a major spring burn. The spring flames there are a warning sign of what could be an active fire season out in the coming months.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Drought, Nature, Wildfire, Natural Disasters, Midwest, Emergency Management, Tony Evers, Fire Prevention, Ed Hopkins, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Western United States Wildfire Season, Droughts In The United States

How the $30 million 'Super Scooper' CL-415EAF plane was built to fight wildfires

Super Scoopers are the only planes in the world specifically designed to fight wildfires. At $30 million, the CL-415EAF is one of the most expensive aerial firefighting aircraft ever made. Insider went inside this Super Scooper to see how it works and what it takes to fly it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.[plane engine whirring]Narrator: These pilots are flying what's called a Super Scooper. At around $30 million, it's one of the...
Tags: Transportation, Video, Climate Change, Planes, Trends, Wildfire, Firefighters, Airplane, Boeing, Pilot, Turner, Farrell, Sheehy, Tim Sheehy, Tech Insider, Forest Fire

Scientists Found a ‘Magical’ Solution to Fight Dangerous Zombie Fires

The rise of zombie fires is the latest iteration of climate horrors. The world became acquainted with them last summer when fires in Siberia that had been smoldering underground all winter reignited in the summer. They pose a major problem in a warming world, but scientists have come up with a way to extinguish them…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Environment, Fire, Wildfires, Siberia, Wildfire, Wetlands, Earth Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, Firefighting, Peat, Fire Prevention, Holdover Fire, Guillermo Rein, Muhammad Agung Santoso

How aerial firefighters are trained to fight forest fires

Aerial firefighters go through intense training before they fight active wildfires from the sky. These firefighters work with government agencies like the US Forest Service and state governments. Insider spent three days with Bridger's training team in Arizona to see pilots train. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Barrett Farrell: After we've gotten back from flying, we saved someone's house or saved someone's crop, because that's the...
Tags: Video, Climate Change, Navy, Trends, Arizona, Wildfire, Firefighters, Airplane, Pilot, Farrell, US Forest Service, Mesa Arizona, Sheehy, Tim Sheehy, Bridger, Forest Fire

Explosion on Film Set in Santa Clarita Starts Brush Fire, Critically Injures 3

An explosion on a film set in Santa Clarita, Calif. sparked a brush fire, leaving three people critically injured, according to the Associated Press. As reported by the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to initial reports of an explosion on the 25100 block of Rye Canyon Loop around 4:45 […]
Tags: News, Wildfire, Associated Press, Santa Clarita, SANTA CLARITA Calif, Santa Clarita Starts Brush Fire Critically Injures

Explosion in Santa Clarita Starts Brush Fire, Critically Injures 3

An explosion on a film set in Santa Clarita, Calif. sparked a brush fire, leaving three people critically injured, according to the Associated Press. As reported by the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to initial reports of an explosion on the 25100 block of Rye Canyon Loop around 4:45 […]
Tags: News, Wildfire, Associated Press, Santa Clarita, SANTA CLARITA Calif, Santa Clarita Starts Brush Fire Critically Injures

QAnon Congresswoman Also Believes a Space Laser Sparked California's Deadliest Wildfire

It appears no conspiracy is too outlandish for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to peddle. There’s QAnon, false flag conspiracies about the Parkland shooting, and the whole election fraud lie. Now we can add a new one: That the deadly 2018 Camp Fire was ignited, intentionally, by a space laser so California could build a…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Articles, Social Issues, Wildfire, Conspiracy Theories, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Alt Right, QAnon, Camp Fire, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Pseudohistory, Disaster_accident, Religion_belief, Fringe Theory, Terrorism In The United States

Everything that happened in 2020, the wildest year of our lives

This year had it all: A presidential election, a stock market crash and rebound, and the busiest summer and fall in memory — all amid an unprecedented global pandemic.
Tags: California, Cdc, Ipo, Virginia, New York City, Fire, Joe Biden, Analysis, Radio, Pope Francis, 2020, Commission, World Health Organization, Agent, Amy Klobuchar, Wildfire

Inman Person of the Year 2020: Anne and Dave Jones

The power couple runs Windermere Abode in Tacoma, Washington, and epitomizes the way many agents in 2020 have shown leadership amid multiple crises.
Tags: Agent, Brokerage, Industry News, Select, 2020, Anne Jones, Black Lives Matter, California, Coldwell Banker Bain, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID, COVID-19, Dave Jones, George Floyd, Homelessness

Google's trending 'near me' searches of 2020 show exactly how life changed in the US

A voter votes at the Registrar of Voters on the day of the U.S. Presidential election in San Diego, California, U.S., November 3, 2020. Reuters/Mike Blake Google released the top trending US searches of 2020. These queries had the most sustained traffic compared to 2019. People searched for protests, voting locations, and COVID-19 testing sites. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Each year, Google shares a look at what people searched for over the year. They usually give a...
Tags: Google, Texas, Minneapolis, California, US, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Wildfire, Black, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, Election 2020, Austin Texas, Chicago Illinois

Home energy evaluator WattBuy raises $3.25M in series A

WattBuy, a web app for helping homeowners predict and understand energy usage raises more money as climate change's role in real estate continues to grow.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Climate Change, Radio, Venture Capital, Wildfire, Floods, Carbon Footprint, Series A, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Fund-raising, Wattbuy, Climatecheck, Floodzones

Ford created a wildfire-ready Bronco firetruck concept based on vintage US Forest Service vehicles

Ford Bronco Wildland Fire Rig concept. Ford Ford unveiled the Bronco Wildland Fire Rig concept, which it built in collaboration with outdoor-clothing brand Filson.  Ford outfitted the rig with firefighting equipment like a fire hose, a 50-gallon tank with a pump, axes, and a chainsaw.  The concept is based off of a Bronco with the Sasquatch package, making it super capable for off-roading. Ford will donate two Broncos modeled after the concept to aid wildland firefighting efforts.  Visit B...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Features, SUV, Ford, Wildfire, Concept Cars, Broncos, Ford Bronco, US Forest Service, Bronco, Filson, Ford Ford, National Forest Foundation, Tim Levin, BITranspo

‘Baptism by fire’: How MLSs should prepare for natural disasters

Panelists at the Council of MLSs annual conference on Monday discussed how to quickly meet agents' needs when tragedy strikes.
Tags: Radio, Wildfire, Paradise, Houston Association of Realtors, Select, Business Continuity, Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparedness, HAR, CMLS, Hurricane Harvey, MLS & Associations, Kurt Von Wasmuth, regional MLS, RMLS, Council of MLSs

How worsening wildfire seasons are threatening businesses of all sizes in California and Oregon, from tech giant Apple to small food trucks

Firefighters keep an eye on the Creek Fire along state Highway 168, September 6, 2020, in Shaver Lake, California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo The recent blazing wildfires on the West Coast have burned through businesses and ruined livelihoods. Small companies are particularly at risk: Many have closed down because of fire damage, and may never re-open. "The Almeda fire took our home and our business," said Phoenix Sigalove, a food truck owner in Ashland, Oregon. School-owner Lola Conde D...
Tags: Apple, Business, Cook, California, Oregon, Finance, Fire, Trends, Wildfires, Tim Cook, Community, Wildfire, West Coast, Business Insider, Smoke, Company

‘Wildfire’ Review: Well-Acted Northern Ireland-Set Familial Drama Doesn’t Pay Off Emotionally

There are troubles of the familial kind at the center of “Wildfire,” writer-director Cathy Brady’s gloomy debut feature set in a border town of Northern Ireland. Then there are “The Troubles,” the decades-long conflict between the region’s unionists and nationalists, the aftermath of which gives Brady’s straightforward and overstretched story its faint backdrop. Throughout, the […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Northern Ireland, Wildfire, Toronto Film Festival, Brady, Cathy Brady

The best apps and websites for tracking wildfires

A sizable portion of the population now lives in a fire zone or knows someone who does. We found websites and mobile tracker apps that keep you informed.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Wildfire

Wildfire smoke is likely to leave millions of people more vulnerable to flu and the coronavirus this fall

Local residents look at smoke and fire over a hill during wildfires near the town of Medford, Oregon, September 9, 2020. Smoke from unprecedented wildfires on the West Coast could leave millions of people more vulnerable to the flu and coronavirus. Wildfire smoke contains tiny particulate matter, called PM2.5, that can penetrate deep into the lungs and spread through the bloodstream. These particles can damage the lungs, blood vessels, and immune system, leaving the body less equipped to...
Tags: Science, News, California, Montana, China, San Francisco, Trends, Fires, Wildfire, Flu, West Coast, University Of California, Pacific Northwest, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Smoke, Lungs

This plane taking off into San Francisco orange skies looks like footage from Mars

Wildfires are still raging across the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. The skies look surreal, making San Francisco look like Blade Runner. To show what it’s like to fly in the flaming red skies, San Francisco International Airport shared a timelapse video of an airplane taking off from one of its runways. And it […] The post This plane taking off into San Francisco orange skies looks like footage from Mars appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Washington, Inspiration, San Francisco, Wildfires, Timelapse, Wildfire, Airplane, Mars, Smoke, San Francisco International Airport, California Oregon

Trump suggests California Democrats are to blame for record-setting wildfires even as the federal government controls 19 times the forest acreage there

President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing at Sacramento McClellan Airport, in McClellan Park, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on the western wildfires. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump blamed inadequate forest management for the devastating wildfires ravaging California, but didn't mention that the federal government owns most of the state's forests.  The president stuck by his longstanding argument that if more is done to clear fo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Climate Change, California, US, Sacramento, Trends, West, Pennsylvania, Wildfire, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Newsom, Andrew Harnik

Wildfires have burned 2.3M acres across California this year

Over 2 million acres of land have burned in California this year alone, according to the U.S Forest Service. Unfortunately, fires are still breaking out and more destruction is expected. The state is bracing for the worst as summer comes to an end. Normally, the period preceding fall is the most dangerous in terms of fire outbreaks, and California has already witnessed more acres burned so far this year than ever recorded in a similar period. Currently, two of the state’s largest fires in histor...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, California, Wildfire, U S Forest Service, Moore, Pacific Gas Electric, Randy Moore, Pacific Southwest Region, San Francisco Bay Area More

Seriously, Don't Look at the Sun, Ever

I’m amazed I have to write this, but here goes. If you’re on the West Coast or in some similarly disastrous-looking environment—I do love our new orange skies—then you’ve probably noticed that all the particulate in the air (or whatever else is befalling your area) might make the sun look different. Perhaps it’s…Read more...
Tags: Health, Eyes, Sun, Ultraviolet, Wildfire, Lifehacks, West Coast, Sun Ever

Red Smoke Blankets the Salem Area in Oregon, Casting an Apocalyptic Glow

Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in the Santiam Canyon area and around Oregon blew into the Willamette Valley. Salem residents woke to dark orange and red skies. Source
Tags: Photography, Usa, Design, Oregon, Red, Wildfire, Apocalypse, Santiam Canyon, Willamette Valley Salem

California winemakers are racing to salvage their grape harvests before wildfires destroy them

The second-largest fire in California history has already burned over 1.6 million acres this year. This is the fourth year in a row of devastating fires to rip through wine country. In late 2019, the Kincade Fire destroyed over 100 buildings like the iconic Soda Rock Winery. Even if the flames don't reach winemakers' property, "smoke taint" can ruin their crop with an ashy taste that is hard to remove. And California's predominantly Latino agricultural workers are three times more likely than o...
Tags: Video, New York, News, California, Fire, Trends, Wildfire, Wine, Napa, Sonoma, Delaware, Grapes, Woodbridge, Reedy, Sonoma County, Robert Mondavi

Arctic wildfires are emitting 35% more carbon compared to 2019

Wildfires are releasing more carbon emissions in the first eight months of 2020 than they did in all of 2019. According to a recent report by the EU’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, carbon emissions in the Arctic have surpassed last year’s emissions by 35%. The latest data shows that about 245 megatonnes of CO2 have been released in 2020 so far. This is a far higher figure than the entirety of last year, when 181 megatonnes of CO2 were released as a result of wildfires. The data furth...
Tags: Design, Russia, Eu, Arctic, Siberia, Wildfire, Air, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, Mark Parrington, Aerial Forest Protection Service