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Telcoms lobbyists oppose ban on throttling firefighters' internet during wildfires

The CTIA is America's top telcoms lobbying organization, and they're trying to kill AB1699, a proposed California law that would ban carriers from throttling firefighters' internet access, as Verizon did in 2018, then lied about, then launched a charm offensive to defend. The CTIA sent a letter to state lawmakers warning that the bill would result in "serious unintended consequences, including needless litigation." The CTIA is the only organization that opposed the bill. "California is ...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, Corruption, News, Cable Company Fuckery, California, Telcoms, America, Wildfires, CTIA, Meston, Jon Brodkin Ars Technica, California Professional Firefighters


Don’t Forget About Paradise, or Those Beside It

The survivors of California’s most destructive wildfire in history remain resilient in the meantime. But the meantime has no discernible end.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Sierra Nevada Region (US, Butte County (Calif, Chico (Calif, Paradise (Calif


Don’t Forget About Paradise, or Those Below It

The survivors of California’s most destructive wildfire in history remain resilient in the meantime. But the meantime has no discernible end.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Sierra Nevada Region (US, Butte County (Calif, Chico (Calif, Paradise (Calif


Don’t Forget About Paradise, or All Those Beside It

The survivors of California’s most destructive wildfire in history remain resilient in the meantime. But the meantime has no discernible end.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Paradise (Calif


Blamed for Wildfires, PG&E Seeks Higher Electricity Rates

The California utility and two others says higher rates are needed to pay for safety improvements and to offset the financial risk of more frequent wildfires.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Prices (Fares, Bankruptcies, Law and Legislation, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Electric Light and Power, Fees and Rates


Firefighters tackle brush fire near Santa Clarita; no structures threatened but some Metrolink traffic is halted

Firefighters scrambled to tackle a brush fire that spread quickly up hills in the Santa Clarita-Agua Dulce area on Tuesday, April 23. About 120 firefighters were dispatched to combat a blaze reported at about 4:30 p.m. on the 10000 block of Soledad Canyon Road, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Specialist Brian Stevens. The fire had engulfed an acre of land by 4:38 p.m., then quadrupled in size over the next 10 minutes. By 6:30 p.m. the fire had reached 10 acres. U.S. Forest Service fire ...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Forest Service, Judy, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Stevens, Palmdale, Metrolink, Brian Stevens


Firefighters tackle fast-moving uphill fire near Santa Clarita; no structures threatened

Firefighters scrambled to tackle a brush fire that spread quickly up hills in the Santa Clarita-Agua Dulce area on Tuesday, April 23. About 120 firefighters were dispatched to combat a blaze reported at about 4:30 p.m. on the 10000 block of Soledad Canyon Road, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Specialist Brian Stevens. The fire had engulfed an acre of land by 4:38 p.m., then quadrupled in size over the next 10 minutes. U.S. Forest Service fire crews are responding in mutual aid with @LAC...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, Stevens, Palmdale, Metrolink, Brian Stevens, Top Stories LADN, Soledad Canyon


Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief

While climate change affects everywhere, some areas in America will be less affected than others. And some of those fortunate places, it happens, might be looking for people.
Tags: News, Environment, America, Global Warming, Wildfires, Floods, Urban Areas, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Buffalo (NY, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Duluth (Minn


Venezuela’s Powerless Revolution

To end an electricity crisis, the opposition and Maduro’s regime have to agree to put the lives of the people above their political goals.
Tags: News, Wildfires, Venezuela, Maduro, Nicolas, Electric Light and Power, Power Failures and Blackouts, Caracas (Venezuela


Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA, Report Says

The report said sensitive personal information of victims of the 2017 California wildfires and three hurricanes was needlessly shared with a contractor.
Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Inspectors General, Identity Theft, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Transitional Sheltering Assistance, Wildfires


Newsom declares emergency, waives environmental rules for California fire season prep

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader. “The increasing wildfire risks we face as a state mean we simply can’t wait until a fire starts in order to start deploying emergency resources,” Newsom said in a statement ahead of declaring a...
Tags: California News, News, Uncategorized, Gavin Newsom, Science, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


Climate change could make insurance too expensive for most people – report

Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance firm, warns premium rises could become social issueInsurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires.Ernst Rauch, Munich Re’s chief climatologist, told the Guardian that the costs could soon be widely felt, with premium rises already under discussion with clients holding asset concentrations in vu...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Insurance industry, Guardian, Extreme Weather, Munich Re, Ernst Rauch Munich Re


Home in Ashes, They’re Forced to Fight for Share of PG&E Money

Employees, suppliers and bondholders all have claims against the California utility in bankruptcy court, along with those counting on payouts over blazes started by the company’s equipment.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Bonuses, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Stocks and Bonds, Bankruptcies


California's 2018 Was the Worst Ever Recorded for Wildfires

California’s 2018 is officially the worst year for wildfires in recorded state history, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday, citing the National Interagency Coordination Center’s year-end statistical analysis. The 1.8 million acres of California land that burned last year was more than any other state in 2018,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Drought, Wildfires, Los Angeles Times, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, National Interagency Coordination Center, California wildfires


Rain begins in parts of Southern California — lightning illuminates the sky in some areas

Lightning strikes illuminated the sky in parts of Southern California on Tuesday night as rain came to the region. Lightning strikes are seen about 9 p.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles as seen from Mulholland Drive looking northwest towards Porter Ranch. (Photo by Michael Meadows for the Southern California News Group) City News Service reported Delta Air Lines Flight 2432 from Los Angeles International Airport to Seattle was struck by lightning and safely returned to Los Angeles International Airp...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Airlines, Santa Barbara County, Seattle, Ventura County, Nws, Southern California, Delta Air Lines, Lax, Thomas


Cal Fire to speed up the thinning of forests to lessen wildfire risks

After successive years of devastating wildfires, California’s fire agency announced a plan Tuesday that would dramatically increase removal of dead trees and other forest management efforts with the help of the National Guard. Cal Fire released a list of 35 priority fuel-reduction projects it wants to start immediately across the state over roughly 90,000 acres. That’s double the acreage the agency aimed to cover in the current fiscal year, Deputy Chief Scott McLean said. Dead trees and dry brus...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, CAL FIRE, Pasadena, Redding, Donald Trump, Santa Barbara, Paradise, Ventura, Northern California, San Bernardino, Thomas


Wet Winters No Longer Protect California From Brutal Wildfire Seasons, Study Finds

In California, a wet winter no longer protects landscapes from the kind of intense wildfires the state’s been experiencing lately. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Burning Up


Rain, snow expected to persist through Friday as two storms pass over Southern California

A pair of storms passing through Southern California between Tuesday, March 5, and Friday, March 8, will drop even more precipitation onto areas that have already received well above their average rainfall totals. Residents in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties will see the first of two storms hitting all of Southern California this week on Tuesday or Tuesday evening. The heaviest showers should come on Wednesday morning, especially in the San Bernardino Mountains, then t...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Orange County, San Bernardino Mountains, Nws, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Northern California, San Bernardino, East, Riverside


Eyes in the sky: Edison is using this tech to sound the alarm about wildfires

Just three months before the Holy Fire broke out last summer, new high definition cameras were installed atop Santiago Peak as part of a joint venture between Southern California Edison and the University of California San Diego to assist first responders and protect lives and property. Although the Holy Fire burned 23,000 acres and destroyed 18 structures mostly in Trabuco Canyon, nearby communities of Corona and Lake Elsinore were spared. You could say the camera system — which now covers five...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Santiago, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Local News, Orange County, University Of California San Diego, Southern California, Brady, Edison, Russell


PG&E equipment likely to be blamed for starting lethal Camp Fire, utility says

PG&E believes its equipment will likely be found to be the cause of the Camp Fire, an inferno that scorched Butte County in November 2018 and became the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, the embattled power provider said Thursday. That grim prognosis — PG&E’s first official acknowledgement that it believes its equipment is likely the cause of the lethal Camp Fire — was contained in PG&E’s fourth quarter and full year financial report, which the disgraced utility released...
Tags: Business, News, California, California News, Fire, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Bruno, Butte County, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Caribou Palermo, North Bay Wine Country, Big Bend Circuit


PG&E Says It Probably Caused the Fire That Destroyed Paradise, Calif.

The California utility, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, recorded a $10.5 billion charge to pay damage claims to victims of the Camp Fire.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Calif, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, Bankruptcies, Accidents and Safety, Paradise (Calif


Wildfires Rage in Britain After Record Temperatures

Firefighters tackled blazes in some of the country’s most beloved nature spots, including the woodland that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood of the “Winnie the Pooh” novels.
Tags: News, Britain, Wildfires, Great Britain, Fires and Firefighters, Edinburgh (Scotland


The Political Playbook of a Bankrupt California Utility

Despite evidence that PG&E was responsible for repeated safety violations and involved in deadly wildfires, lawmakers have continued to benefit from its political donations.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Co, California Utility, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Pipelines


In Pasadena, a gathering to discuss wildfire safety for foothill communities

State lawmakers, first responders, and utility regulators and executives gathered this week for a town hall meeting in Pasadena intended to give residents an idea on how to protect their homes from wildfires. The recent Woolsey fire, which burned nearly 100,000 acres and killed three people in November, was constantly referenced throughout the discussion Thursday night. But it was what may loom ahead that acted as the main impetus for the gathering: The threat of a massive wildfire along the San...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Pasadena, Local News, Holden, State, Assembly, Friedman, Azusa, San Gabriel Mountains, California Public Utilities Commission, Pizarro


'He's a survivor': dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires

Kingston, an Akita, jumped out of the Ballejos family’s truck as they escaped the town of ParadiseA dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating northern California wildfire.The 12-year-old Akita was reunited Monday with the Ballejos family, who fled the town of Paradise late last year, the Sacramento television station KXTV reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Dogs, California, Animals, Pets, Sacramento, Life and style, US news, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Kingston, Akita, KXTV, Ballejos


Australia’s Burning, Flooding, Disastrous New Normal

We are a land of proudly resilient people. But in an age of climate change, we can’t just hike up our Stubbies and move on.
Tags: Weather, News, Australia, Drought, Global Warming, Wildfires, Floods, Stubbies


Woman charged with starting blaze as bushfires rage in northern NSW

A rubbish fire spread to bushland and burned up almost 3,000 hectares, destroying five houses near TabulamA woman will face court accused of lighting one of the bushfires that residents and fire crews have spent two days fighting in northern New South Wales.The 40-year-old was charged on Wednesday night for allegedly lighting rubbish on fire in a steel drum in her backyard near Tabulam in the state’s north on Tuesday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Wildfires, New South Wales, Crime - Australia, Bushfires, TabulamA, Tabulam


New Zealand wildfires will burn for weeks, experts warn

An estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated due to a huge blaze on the northern tip of the South Island Fires that have ravaged parts of New Zealand over the last week could still be burning well into March, fire chiefs have warned.Firefighters “turned a corner” in fighting the Tasman blaze on Sunday night, after working for seven days to contain the fire, which started last Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New Zealand, South Island


Paradise lost: A woman struggles to reclaim her life after the Camp fire

Dippi taught her to push harder, to fight through. When JayaMae Gregory was down, she loved to head out on Dippi, over the trails outside Paradise, where she had moved to start a new life. JayaMae trained Dippi to be an endurance horse. The plan was for JayaMae’s teenage son Jakob to compete with Dippi in 100-mile races. Dippi was a grey mare, half Arab, a horse with the countenance of a freight train. Huge strides on the trail. Dippi’s given name was DC Reindeer Dippin, shortened to Dippi becau...
Tags: Europe, News, California, Nigeria, Sport, People, Chicago, Soccer, Wildfires, Tennessee, Chico, Orange County, Orange, Southern California, Paradise, Gregory


New Zealand wildfires set to worsen as thousands flee

Week-long blaze engulfs 2,300ha on South Island, leading to largest aerial firefight in country’s history Strong winds are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from their homes.Early on Sunday, 155 firefighters were battling the blaze on the ground with air support from 23 helicopters and three fixed wing planes, making it the largest aerial firefight on record in New Zealand. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia Pacific, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New Zealand, South Island