California Blaze Rages Threatening Coastal Towns

California Blaze Rages Threatening Coastal Towns

California Blaze Rages Threatening Coastal Towns Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the 5th largest in state history. Tens of thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through foothill areas of Carpinteria and […]

Huge Southern California Wild Fire Flares Up

Huge Southern California Wild Fire Flares Up

Huge Southern California Wild Fire Flares Up Sunday, a powerful flare-up on the Western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from a fleet water-dropping planes and helicopters saved homes as unpredictable […]

Strong Winds Drive LA Wildfires, Bel Air Burning

Strong Winds Drive LA Wildfires, Bel Air Burning

Strong Winds Drive LA Wildfires, Bel Air Burning Rupert Murdoch’s Bel-Air vineyard is shown on the Moraga Estate website. The Bel-Air fire that has destroyed homes and forced major evacuations is burning near the vineyard estate of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. On Moraga Drive on Wednesday, gray smoke surrounded Murdoch’s property, but the compound burned. […]

The Scope of the California Wine Country Wildfires is Huge

The Scope of the California Wine Country Wildfires is Huge

The Scope of the California Wine Country Wildfires is Huge $BF-B, $MMC The fires ravaging Northern California will leave the area’s renowned wine industry with damage that will be felt for a long, long time. At least 4  Napa Valley vineyards have been destroyed or significantly damaged, and the toll may be even worse in […]

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms The smoke, the flames, the aching lungs, the evacuations, they are Summertime facts of life in the US West, where every wildfire season competes with memories of previous destruction. This year was supposed to be mild after an extremely wet Winter and Spring […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The North Dakota legislature continues to muck about with the state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law, North Carolina sees a full-fledged medical marijuana bill introduced, and more.  Iowa Last Thursday, a CBD expansion bill stalled. A bill that could have expanded the use of CBD cannabis oil ran into a brick wall […]

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day A group that supports the legalization of Marijuana will hand out free “joints” in Washington, DS on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, January 20, according to news reports. The DC Cannabis Coalition will start the handouts at 8:00a, then the group will march to the National Mall. […]

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass A wildfire that started Tuesday in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County has forced mass evacuations in the area. The latest estimates from the National Forest Service put the size of the Blue Cut Fire at 25,626 acres, as mapping was refined throughout […]

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered

Pilot Fire at Silverwood Lake Grows, Evacuations Ordered A fast-moving wildfire near Silverwood Lake in southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains continued to burn out of control Sunday night, scorching some 1,500 acres, and prompting evacuation orders and road closures, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Pilot Fire, erupted about 12:10p near the Miller Canyon OHV […]

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed on EK521 Accident

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed on EK521 Accident

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed on EK521 Accident Emirates flight EK521 crash landed in Dubai airport with 300 people onboard Emirates Chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has confirmed that all 300 people onboard the Emirates EK521 aircraft which crash-landed Wednesday are safe. Flight EK521, operating from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram to […]

This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People Wildfires like the ones raging in Indonesia cross mountains and oceans, spreading lung-clogging particles and toxic chemicals. The emissions from wildfire smoke have tremendous public health implications. Around the world, billions of people are finding that the air carries a dangerous dose of smoke as wildfires become bigger and more intense. […]

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]