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Could an Electrical Equipment Malfunction Be Behind the Saddleridge Fire?

In Northern California, utility PG&E cut power to hundreds of thousands amidst a wildfire weather threat. Southern California’s main electric utility didn’t, and now it appears its equipment could responsible for sparking last week’s Saddleridge Fire. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Southern California, Northern California, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire


California Wildfire Season Is Here as the Saddleridge Fire Explodes Near Los Angeles

In a community outside Los Angeles, more than 12,000 people are facing mandatory evacuation as a wildfire rages out of control. The Saddleridge Fire has burned some 4,600 acres, and so far officials haven’t been able to contain it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire


Think California's Preemptive Blackouts Are Scary? Buckle Up

At midnight on Wednesday, California’s largest utility begun cutting off power to customers across the northern part of the state. The rolling blackout came with just a day’s warning as intense fire weather is expected to whip up across the region. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Electricity, Pge, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Canadian Wildfires Are Already Turning Sunsets Red in the US

The calendar hasn’t turned to summer yet, but skies in Canada and across the U.S. already look like August. Smoke from massive Canadian wildfires has made the sun disappear in Edmonton and turned Friday’s sunrise blood red as far east as Vermont.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Wildfires, Alberta, Smoke, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Tasmania Is Burning Up and Things Could Get Worse This Week

Australia’s blistering heat wave began in December and has only intensified since then. So far the country has had record runs of hot days and its hottest night ever recorded. Now, catastrophic bush fires have turned the Tasmanian sky red and conditions are expected to become more calamitous later this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Tasmania, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Bush Fires


Smoke From California’s Wildfires Reached All the Way to New York City

Smoke from the wildfires that have devastated California for weeks has stretched some 3,000 miles to East Coast cities. The Weather Channel reported this week that the haze was expected to linger through Wednesday before an arctic chill descends on the Northeast over the Thanksgiving holiday.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, California, New York City, Wildfires, East Coast, Smoke, Sunsets, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Rains May Help Fight the Camp Fire This Week—and Create a New Disaster

In what may be the first bit of good news in a while for Northern California, rain could be on the way by the end of this week. It could put the kibosh on the Camp Fire, ending one chapter of the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history. Unfortunately it won’t be all good news as the rain could…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Rain, Northern California, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


As Camp Fire Overtook Paradise, Many Were Gridlocked or Never Got Warning, Reports Say

The confirmed death toll in the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, has risen to 76, with nearly 1,300 names still remaining on an ad hoc list of missing individuals. The town of Paradise, which a firestorm overtook in a matter of hours on Nov. 8, is more or less totally destroyed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


What Happens After an Entire Town Burns to the Ground?

Everyone who fled the Camp Fire has a story about when they knew things were going to be very, very bad on that fateful Thursday that the flames tore through the town of Paradise and the surrounding region.Read more...
Tags: Climate Change, Adaptation, Lifehacks, Climate Change Ruins Everything, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


It's Official: The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest in California's History

The Camp Fire that overtook the Northern California town of Paradise last week quickly became the most destructive wildfire in state history. Now, with more than 42 dead and hundreds still missing, it is almost certainly going to be the state’s deadliest.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Paradise, Northern California, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


The Camp Fire Is Officially the Most Destructive in California’s History

As California burns from both ends, the Camp Fire currently ravaging the northern part of the state has become the most destructive in its history.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Hill Fire, Woolsey Fire, Woolsey Wildfire


Here's What I Saw as I Fled the Wildfire in Malibu

I can’t tell you how it started, or even where or when. I will not be the most informed person that you will find regarding the fire currently invading the city of Malibu. I can tell you, though, what it felt like trying to get out of there Friday morning, and what it looked like.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Fire, Wildfires, Natural Disasters, Malibu, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Malibu Fire


Two Raging Wildfires North of Los Angeles Could Force 75,000 Homes to Evacuate

Both ends of California are on fire. While firefighters battle the Camp Fire in Northern California, their compatriots in Southern California are facing an equally harrowing situation. Spurred by the Santa Ana winds, the Woolsey and Hill fires are wreaking havoc just north of Los Angeles with an estimated 75,000 homes…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Southern California, Northern California, Santa Ana, Woolsey, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Hill Fire, Woolsey Fire, Raging Wildfires North of Los Angeles Could Force


Two Raging Wildfires North of Los Angeles Could Force More Than 100,000 Evacuations

Both ends of California are on fire. While firefighters battle the Camp Fire in Northern California, their compatriots in Southern California are facing an equally harrowing situation. Spurred by the Santa Ana winds, the Woolsey and Hill fires are wreaking havoc just north of Los Angeles with an estimated 75,000 homes…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Southern California, Northern California, Santa Ana, Woolsey, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Hill Fire, Woolsey Fire


Paradise Lost: The Camp Fire Has Reportedly Burned an Entire Town to the Ground

While dawn in California is still a few hours away, it will rise on a town completely changed. The 27,000-person community of Paradise was ravaged by the explosive Camp Fire last night. Early reports indicate the entire town was basically wiped out, and residents died or were severely burned trying to escape the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Paradise California, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Explosive Northern California Wildfire Is Consuming 80 Acres of Land a Minute

An incredibly dangerous wildfire has exploded to life in Northern California. The Camp Fire has spurred numerous evacuations in Butte County as it races across the landscape.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Butte County, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Northern California The Camp Fire


The Largest Wildfire in California's History Is Finally Out

After nearly two months, the largest wildfire in California history has finally been put out. The Ranch Fire can now officially take its place in the record books, having burned a grand total of 459, 123 acres.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Canadian Firenado Steals Firefighters’ Hose, Hits Them With Burning Logs

It is becoming increasingly clear the planet is trying to tell us it is sick of our crap and it is done playing. The latest example? A firenado sucking a team of firefighters’ hose into the sky.Read more...
Tags: Science, Wildfires, British Columbia, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Firenado, Unnatural Disasters


Here's How the Pros Fight Wildfires

If the summer of 2018 has proven one thing, it’s that fighting large wildfires is serious business. But how exactly do we do it? Contrary to what some politicians might think, it takes a lot more than rivers of water. Read more...
Tags: Climate Change, Wildfires, Lifehacks, Environmental Policy, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


American Wildfire Forces Canadian National Park to Shut Down

Canada and the U.S. share a lot of things, chief among them a border. To commemorate said border, there’s a peace park that ceremonially joins Glacier National Park in the U.S. and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Canada, National Parks, Wildfires, Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Eh Sorry Canada, American Wildfire Forces Canadian National Park


Earth Is On Fire. It's Always on Fire

A new satellite image of our planet shows fires raging across the world, from Canada to Australia to South America to Sub-Saharan Africa. But despite its striking appearance, much of this is actually quite ordinary. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Canada, Wildfires, South America, Sub Saharan Africa, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Australia Is Bracing for an 'Insane Fire Season'

As the U.S. grapples with one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, Australia is getting a head start on what looks to be an equally brutal year of bushfires. Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Natural Disasters, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Fire Fire Everywhere, Megafires


Can We Afford to Keep Rebuilding in the Line of Wildfires?

Jessica Wentz escaped the concrete confines of New York for her childhood home of Santa Rosa, California last year. At the time, the decision seemed like a no brainer, leaving behind a landscape dominated by humans for one where homes mingled with the forest and rolling chaparral hills of Northern California. Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Wildfires, Northern California, Santa Rosa California, Climate Change Ruins Everything, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, There Are No Good Choices, Jessica Wentz


Canada's Wildfires Have Turned Day Into Night

Just when you think this wildfire season can’t get worse, something new comes along to remind you this year is truly one of rare horrors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Wildfires, British Columbia, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Just Another Day On Earth, Bc Fires


Watch This Terrifying New Footage of California's Fire Tornado

The Carr Fire is in the record books as one of California’s largest and most destructive fires. But it will also forever live in nightmares for unleashing one of the most terrifying spectacles on Earth in the form of a firenado.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Earth, Wildfires, California wildfires, Carr Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, How Is This Real


Glacier National Park Is on Fire

Weeks after Yosemite Valley closed due to wildfires for the first time in decades, parts of Glacier National Park in Montana have been evacuated thanks to an explosive fire. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Montana, National Parks, Wildfires, Public Lands, Glacier National Park, Yosemite Valley, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Aerial Photos Reveal the True Horror of the Carr Fire

The pictures from the ground of the Carr Fire showed devastation on a human scale. But new aerial imagery released by the city of Redding puts the massive wildfire in a landscape context, revealing the both the power and capriciousness of one the most destructive fires in California history. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Redding, Carr Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, California Cant Catch A Break


The Carr Fire Is Officially One of the 10 Worst Wildfires in California History

The deadly Carr Fire burning in Northern California can now claim an unfortunate milestone: It has officially cracked the list of the 10 most destructive wildfires to ever beset California.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Northern California, Carr, Carr Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, California Cant Catch A Break


The Carr Fire Raged Through a Northern California City Overnight

In news that’s become all too common, a massive wildfire swept into a California city overnight. Hundred-foot walls of flames and traffic jams created a nightmare scenario in and around Redding, California, a city of 90,000. Neighborhoods and even entire surrounding towns have been evacuated, including a news station…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, California, Wildfires, Redding California, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, California Cant Catch A Break, Northern California City