Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger

Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger






Dry Winds to Bring Extreme Fire Danger A mixture of strong, dry winds and warm weather Thursday raise the area’s wildfire danger to ‘extreme,’ in Southern California Strong winds will blow Thursday afternoon and evening in bone-dry areas of the Southern California accompanied by low humidity, creating extreme fire-weather conditions, the National Weather said today. […]






Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California

Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California






Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California Factors contributing to an elevated fire danger in California are the low humidity and the August heat, along with the presence of dry vegetation. Warm, dry conditions plus onshore winds are creating an elevated danger of wildfire in interior sections of Southern California, National Weather Service forecasters […]






California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate

California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate






California Wildfires Destroy Homes, Hundreds Evacuate FLASH: Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 175 homes, business and other structures in the Lower Lake area of Lake County. Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said Damin Anthony Pashilk of Clearlake, California was arrested Monday on 17 […]






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes






Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes As of Saturday afternoon the fast-moving Sand Fire in Santa Clarita California has burned 20,000 acres and is not contained. A raging wildfire grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita Saturday, prompting an expanded evacuation order affecting some 1,500 homes and spreading smoke and […]






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US Several major wildfires are raging across the Southwestern United States, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico. That wildfire, which officials said was in the “mop-up stage” […]






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more […]






Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology






Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology Last month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce methane emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The Obama Administration proposed new regulations in January 2016 to cut the amount of Methane, a powerful Greenhouse […]






Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians

Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians






Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians The system for managing bushfires in WA (Western Australia) is “failing citizens and the government”, a special inquiry into the deadly Yarloop and Waroona blazes has concluded, and if change does not occur, “then the prospect of a future catastrophic bushfire event is increasingly likely”. Six months after the devastating bushfires […]






San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations

San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations






San Gabriel, California, Wildfires Rage, Residents Warned of Evacuations The Fish and Reservoir fires, which authorities are now calling the San Gabriel Complex Fire, burned more than 5,400 acres overnight. The 2 wildfires burning in the Angeles National Forest, dubbed the San Gabriel Complex Fire, are burning out of control, and more residents are being […]






Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”






Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter” The wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California has burned thousands of acres and prompted the declaration of a local emergency as firefighters continue into the weekend facing extremely difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the wild fire, which has been […]






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger A wildfire in Southern California more than 3X’d in size overnight and forced officials to close a major highway, 100’s of homes in danger,  another blaze in New Mexico had communities on edge after destroying 24 homes, officials said on Friday. California’s Sherpa Fire, burning in chapparal […]






Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding

Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding






Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding Australian insurance companies exposed to deadly storms that struck the east coast at the weekend. It is just Monday, and so far, insurance companies have received more than 11,000 claims with estimated insured losses of $38-M. There was more severe damage on Sydney’s northern beaches, some […]






Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production






Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production Friday and Saturday, Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around Ft. McMurray made their way through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region. Wind-whipped flames roaring through forests and brush parched by a Spring […]






Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail






Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail Wildfires have created lengthy gaps in Southern California sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, which hikers must bypass via shuttles or alternate routes to avoid dangerous conditions like unstable trees and loose rocks. Long-distance backpackers are taking alternate routes around the closures for fear […]






The Reason We Do Not Sleep Well In Strange Places

The Reason We Do Not Sleep Well In Strange Places






The Reason We Do Not Sleep Well In Strange Places A new study suggests that 1/2 of the brain remains on high alert during the 1st night of sleep in a new space. Over the course of 3 experiments on 35 young, healthy volunteers, researchers measured brain activity during 2 consecutive nights of sleep. They […]