California’s Wind-Driven Fires Cause Massive Evacuations

California’s Wind-Driven Fires Cause Massive Evacuations

$PCG Northern California officials ordered 180,000 residents to evacuate their homes Sunday as winds fueled a wildfire in the wine country, while electricity was shut off for millions of people in an effort to prevent more fires. The fear that the winds could blow embers and spread fire across a major highway prompted authorities to […]

Top Brazilian Envoys in US Discussing Amazon Fires

Top Brazilian Envoys in US Discussing Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that his son and the country’s foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible US aid for devastating fires in the Amazon region. President Bolsonaro said he had asked President Trump for “help” and that President Trump had said “he couldn’t make a decision without hearing from […]

NASA Invites Media To Learn About Wildfires Impact On The Environment

NASA Invites Media To Learn About Wildfires Impact On The Environment

Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the second phase of a major field campaign to study the impacts of U.S. wildfires and agricultural fires on air quality and climate. The media event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Salina, Kansas. Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and agricultural fires in the southern U.S. […]

California Wildfires Rage, 31 Known Dead, Over 200 Still Missing and Unaccounted For

California Wildfires Rage, 31 Known Dead, Over 200 Still Missing and Unaccounted For

California Wildfires Rage, 31 Known Dead, Over 200 Still Missing and Unaccounted For Relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones Sunday, as crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found 6 more bodies, raising the death toll to 31, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history. Wildfires continued to rage on […]

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed

Update: California Wildfires Roar, 31 Dead, Nearly 7000 Structures Destroyed Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found 8 more bodies, raising the death toll to 31, it is the deadliest wildfire in the Golden States history. Over 200 still missing. Massive California wildfires continue to roar through the Golden State […]

Malibu Evacuated Over Southern California Wildfires

Malibu Evacuated Over Southern California Wildfires

Malibu Evacuated Over Southern California Wildfires The entire City of Malibu was ordered evacuated early Friday as a ferocious Southern California’s wildfire roared toward the beachside community that is home for many Hollywood celebrities. The Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted that the fire raging through the Santa Monica Mountains was headed to the ocean. […]

California Wildfires: 85,000 Acres Burned, 6,000 Firefighters Battle Flames

California Wildfires: 85,000 Acres Burned, 6,000 Firefighters Battle Flames

California Wildfires: 85,000 Acres Burned, 6,000 Firefighters Battle Flames The Golden State is facing serious threats from wildfires on both ends of the state. Below is the latest information, as follows: Fueled by strong winds and dry weather, a half-dozen California wildfires have exploded to burn more than 85,000 acres and hundreds of structures in […]

Lightning Over California and Oregon, Wildfires Rage

Lightning Over California and Oregon, Wildfires Rage

Lightning Over California and Oregon, Wildfires Rage Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning strikes as emergency crews battled several deadly blazes, forecasters said. The clouds carried little rain and offered little chance of a break from the bone-dry conditions plaguing the region, the […]

Two Wildfires Raging into Northern California Lake Communities 

Two Wildfires Raging into Northern California Lake Communities 

Two Wildfires Raging  into Northern California Lake Communities Monday, 2 major wildfires have prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people as they rage to small lake communities in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned residents about the largest and deadliest blaze burning in the Golden State. Sunday’s ordered evacuations around […]

NTSB is Investigating Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Fires and Crashes

NTSB is Investigating Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Fires and Crashes

NTSB is Investigating Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Fires and Crashes $TSLA The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will send a technical specialist to observe a Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) examination into the causes of a battery explosion last Friday in West Hollywood, CA. involving 1 of the EV maker’s Model S vehicles in California, the agency said Monday. […]

Progress Made in Northern California Wildfire

Progress Made in Northern California Wildfire

Progress Made in Northern California Wildfire Friday, after a 5th day of extreme firefighting in California’s wine country there is a bit of  hope, as crews batting the flames reported their 1st progress toward containing the mighty blazes, and 100’s more firefighters join the effort. Fully 17 large fires were still burning across Northern California, […]

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 […]

The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions

The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions

The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions The cost of natural disasters, fires and floods, in Australia is now 50% more than previously estimated, A$9-B in Y 2015, and is set to increase to $33-B by Y 2050 even ignoring the effect of climate change, according to 2 reports commissioned by the […]

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015 The US Forest Service, the nation’s primary firefighting agency, spent a record $1.72-B on firefighting in Y 2015. More than 50% of the land burned in the US by wildfires last year was in Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates firefighting […]

Do Insect Outbreaks Reduce Severity of Subsequent Forest Fires?

Do Insect Outbreaks Reduce Severity of Subsequent Forest Fires?

Do Insect Outbreaks Reduce Severity of Subsequent Forest Fires? Analyzing 81 fires over 25 years, the study is the largest to date on forest fire severity following insect outbreaks. Researchers focused on sites in Oregon and Washington State with past outbreaks by the Mountain Pine Beetle or Western Spruce Budworm, 2 of North America’s most […]

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming Deforestation may well be the Key “man-made” contributor to global warming. Cut down trees gradually rot, giving off CO2 (carbon dioxide) the most important of the man- made, heat-trapping ‘Greenhouse gases’. Burn them, they give off CO2 faster. A possible solution is to manage this deforestation prudently, […]

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May New York State (NYS) and Local Emergency Personnel Actively Engaged in Fighting a Brush Fire in Sam’s Point Preserve That Has Consumed Nearly 300 Acres Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed additional state emergency personnel to the wildfire at Sam’s Point Preserve near Ellenville in […]

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk Hundreds of houses have sprouted in Orange County’ California’s Canyon Country in recent decades, many of them directly in the path of historic wildfire corridors. And more houses may be coming, depending on a local court case to be decided in the coming weeks. Complicating things […]