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The US won't be prepared for the next natural disaster

Every $1 spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation $6 in future disaster costs, yet billions are still spent on recovery effortsHow prepared is the United States for the inevitable next disaster?Hurricane Florence killed 50 and caused $22bn in damages last year; shortly after, Hurricane Michael killed 36 and left hundreds without homes. The California wildfires erupted the following month, destroying thousands of structures and leaving 89 dead. As climate change causes more intense superstorms...
Tags: California, US, US news, United States, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Florence, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael


Why the US won't be prepared for the next natural disaster

Every $1 spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation $6 in future disaster costs, yet billions are still spent on recovery effortsHow prepared is the United States for the inevitable next disaster?Hurricane Florence killed 50 and caused $22bn in damages last year; shortly after, Hurricane Michael killed 36 and left hundreds without homes. The California wildfires erupted the following month, destroying thousands of structures and leaving 89 dead. As climate change causes more intense superstorms...
Tags: California, US, US news, United States, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Florence, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael


PG&E Bankruptcy Could Deal Blow to Its Solar-Power Suppliers’ Finances

The California utility promises that its customers’ lights will stay on if it files for bankruptcy this month, but companies that supply it with electricity might have more to worry about.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Solar Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Prices (Fares, Bankruptcies, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Energy and Power, Alternative and Renewable Energy, Credit Ratings and Credit Rating Agencies, Electric Light and Power, Fees and Rates


Privatized energy utilities are burning down their states, but antitrust can make them stop

Pacific Gas and Electric has gone from Wall Street darling to bankruptcy, thanks to the $30 billion in liability from the fires that were started in California by its power-lines. But while any long-haul, high-voltage line carries some risk, especially in a tinder-dry, drought-ravaged, climate wracked region of California, the fires were not inevitable. Back in 2007, San Diego Gas & Electric was held liable for the Witch Fires and was forced to adopt measures to prevent fires. They worked....
Tags: Post, Business, News, Utilities, California, Wildfires, Hill, Pyne, San Diego Gas Electric, Matt Simon, Pge, Pacific Gas and Electric, Late Stage Capitalism, Privatized Gains Socialized Losses, Trustbusting


PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

The utility faces $30 billion in potential liability over deadly fires linked to its equipment. Critics say it is pressuring the state to shield it.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Securities And Exchange Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Appointments and Executive Changes, Electric Light and Power


PG&E, California Utility, Will File for Bankruptcy Over Deadly Fires

The utility’s equipment had been found to be responsible for many of the wildfires that killed scores in Northern California in 2017 and 2018.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Securities And Exchange Commission, Northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Appointments and Executive Changes, Electric Light and Power


PG&E to File for Bankruptcy Over Deadly California Fires

The utility’s equipment had been found to be responsible for many of the wildfires that killed scores in Northern California in 2017 and 2018.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Securities And Exchange Commission, Northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Appointments and Executive Changes, Electric Light and Power


PG&E Plans Bankruptcy Filing Over Deadly California Fires

The utility’s equipment had been found to be responsible for many of the wildfires that killed scores in Northern California in 2017 and 2018.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Securities And Exchange Commission, Northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Appointments and Executive Changes, Electric Light and Power


California Power Company Tied to Last Year’s Deadly Camp Fire Is Filing For Bankruptcy

California’s largest utility is in a death spiral in wake of the deadly Camp Fire last fall. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) announced Monday it’d be filing for bankruptcy on January 29.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Pge, Camp Fire, Shouldve Done Better, California Power Company Tied, Pacific Gas Electric Co PG E


Utility Company PG&E Plans Bankruptcy Filing Over California Wildfires

The utility’s equipment had been found to be responsible for many of the wildfires that killed scores in Northern California in 2017 and 2018.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Securities And Exchange Commission, Northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Appointments and Executive Changes, Electric Light and Power, Utility Company PG


PG&E Chief Is Out as Utility Faces California Fire Liability

The utility faces an estimated $30 billion exposure to liability for damages from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires that killed scores in Northern California.
Tags: News, Wildfires, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Appointments and Executive Changes, Utility Faces California Fire Liability


Flash flood watch issued for 4 Southern California counties; evacuations urged for Inland Holy fire burn area

A voluntary evacuation warning and a flash flood watch for the Inland Holy fire burn area was issued Sunday as Southern California braced for more rain, snow, strong winds and high surf throughout the week. The rain is expected Monday, with the warnings issued ahead of it. The National Weather Service’s flash flood watch will be in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday evening and covers an area that includes Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, including mountains. Th...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, Breaking News, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Nws, Southern California, San Bernardino


Californias Monarch butterfly population hits 'potentially catastrophic' low in 2018

California’s Monarch butterfly population hit a record low in 2018 after dropping a whopping 86 percent from the previous year. According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the total population has declined 97 percent since the 1980s, but this latest one year drop is “potentially catastrophic.” In the western part of the United States, monarchs migrate to California for the winter, traveling from Idaho and Utah. In 2017, the traditional California coastal sites like Pismo Beac...
Tags: Utah, Weather, Design, News, California, Animals, Climate, United States, Conservation, Migration, Wildfires, Idaho, Ecology, Urban Development, Vancouver, Flowers


Trump's threat to cut California wildfire relief leaves state officials baffled

He criticized the state for ‘forest management’, a claim that was debunked and admonished the last time he made itDonald Trump’s latest threat to cut relief funds for California areas impacted by deadly wildfires has left state lawmakers and residents baffled.“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen [sic]” he tweeted, correcting the spelling of “forest” from a previous and identically worded tweet that has s...
Tags: California, US news, US politics, Wildfires, Fema, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Forest Management


Trump Threatens to Cut off Federal Wildfire Aid to California in Ill-Informed, Typo-Laden Tweet  

Amidst a government shutdown and on the heels of a sober report concluding California’s Camp Fire was the world’s costliest disaster last year, President Donald Trump decided it would be a good time to reiterate the lie that “poor forest management” is to blame for California’s wildfires woes. He also again threatened…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Donald Trump, California Fires, Trump Threatens, Camp Fire, Goddamnit, Forest Policy


Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management. Trump once again suggested poor forest management is to blame for California’s deadly wildfires and said he’s ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stop giving the state money “unless they get their act together.” FEMA could not immediately comme...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Oregon, Uncategorized, California News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Kathleen Ronayne, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kate Brown


First winter storm of 2019 brings rain, snow to Southern California

LOS ANGELES — The first winter storm of 2019 moved into Southland on Saturday, bringing with it rain, snow and fears of flooding and mudslides on mountain slopes recently scorched by wildfires. Showers hit Riverside in the late afternoon Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Forecasters estimated this storm will bring a half-inch to an inch of rainfall across the Southern California coast and valleys and more than double that amount in higher elevations...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Nws, Malibu, County


Flash flood warning issued Saturday night for Woolsey fire burn area; mudslide closes stretch of PCH

LOS ANGELES — The first winter storm of 2019 moved into the Southland on Saturday, bringing with it rain, snow and fears of flooding and mudslides on mountain slopes recently scorched by wildfires. Showers hit Riverside in the late afternoon Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Forecasters estimated this storm will bring a half-inch to an inch of rainfall across the Southern California coast and valleys and more than double that amount in higher elevat...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Nws, Malibu, County


As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection

Facing billions of dollars in damages, PG&E and other utilities want legislators to let them pass on the cost to homeowners through higher electricity rates.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Campaign Finance, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Prices (Fares, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Electric Light and Power, Fees and Rates, Accidents and Safety, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison (SCE


Why doesn’t California treat wildfire hazards like it treats floods?

Water fills the city of Venice after a five-day flood in southern California on March 5, 1938. The overpasses, lower left, and bridges, right center, withstood the deluge. (AP Photo) Kayaker on the flooded campus of Fullerton College in 1938. (Photo courtesy of the Buena Park Historical Society) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Workers fill bags with sand to repair levees along the river near Sacramento, Ca., Feb. 11, 1938. Levees were broken when high gales swept nort...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, La, White House, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, Wildfires


These Migrants Rescued Greeks From the Sea. Their Reward: Citizenship.

Greece awarded the men citizenship for their actions in July, when a fast-moving wildfire engulfed a seaside village near Athens.
Tags: News, Greece, Awards, Wildfires, Rescues, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Citizenship and Naturalization, Decorations and Honors, Mati (Greece


Tech We’re Using: Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

When news of natural disasters or man-made ones break in the U.S., Julie Bloom taps a variety of tools to communicate with reporters, edit stories and get them published.
Tags: News, Social Media, Newspapers, Wildfires, Text Messaging, Computers and the Internet, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Disasters and Emergencies, Julie Bloom


America's year in satellite imagery – in pictures

From lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 show how humanity, geopolitics and the force of nature upended lives and landscape Continue reading...
Tags: California, America, US news, Earth, Wildfires, Hawaii, Natural disasters and extreme weather, March for Our Lives, Hurricane Florence


Santa Ana winds will make New Year’s Eve gusty in Southern California

Meteorologists expect cold temperatures and wind gusts as strong as 75 mph in portions of Southern California on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. The strongest gusts should be isolated to the foothills and mountains of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties, forecasters said Sunday. Valleys and coasts in Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Monday can expect average wind speeds to range from 15 to 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Winds alo...
Tags: Weather, News, Holidays, California, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, Local News, Orange County, San Diego County, Nws, Southern California, Ventura


The Story of 2018 Was Climate Change

Future generations may ask why we were distracted by lesser matters.
Tags: Weather, News, Global Warming, Wildfires, Floods, Trump, Zinke, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Polls and Public Opinion, Ryan (1961-, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Two Thousand Eighteen


America's year of extreme weather – in pictures

From an eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano sending lava into residential areas to deadly wildfires in California, the US saw record-breaking natural disasters in 2018. This year’s weather was more extreme because of human-caused climate change, scientists say Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, California, Environment, US, America, US news, Wildfires, Hawaii, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Volcanoes, Flooding, US weather, Kilauea, Hurricanes, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael




Drone forces grounding of aircraft fighting bushfire in Tasmania

Police issue warning after crews hampered while battling blaze on Bruny IslandDrone operators are being warned about rules for flying after a drone forced the grounding of firefighting aircraft battling a blaze on Tasmania’s Bruny Island.Tasmania police said the aircraft had to be grounded because firefighting efforts at Conleys Point, south Bruny, were being hampered by a drone flown in the area, putting community safety at risk. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Wildfires, Tasmania, Bushfires, Bruny Island Tasmania, Bruny, Drones (non-military, Conleys Point


The Scientists Who Play With Wildfire

When fire scientist Albert Simeoni wants to study wildfires, he can’t exactly run into the nearest blaze with sensors and data collection tools. It’s simply too dangerous and these conflagrations, though they’re becoming more frequent and intense with climate change, aren’t predictable enough to research in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Wildfires, Fire Ecology, Albert Simeoni


This Rancho Cucamonga woman and her dog searched the ruins of the Camp Fire for remains

Sharon Gattas spent Thanksgiving this year among the ruins of the largest fire in modern California history, the Camp Fire that leveled the Northern California town of Paradise. “I am not a firefighter, I don’t run towards fire,” the Rancho Cucamonga woman said. “My husband did that; he’s nuts.” What she can do, however, is train dogs to help in times of disaster. “The dogs we choose to do this are the dogs that most people throw away,” Gattas said. “They are terrible pets. They chew up your spr...
Tags: New York, California, La, Animals, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Oroville, Santa Barbara County, World Trade Center, Local News, Paradise, Oklahoma City, Northern California