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January 23, 2020, 12:29 AM

Why tech has been slow to fight wildfires, extreme weather

As wildfire risks heat up, Silicon Valley startups are starting to take notice
January 23, 2020, 12:29 AM
Why tech has been slow to fight wildfires, extreme weather
1 month ago

Sonoma County prepares to sue PG&E for damages from fire

A county in Northern California wine country is exploring plans to sue a utility over a massive wildfire last fall
1 month ago
Sonoma County prepares to sue PG&E for damages from fire
1 month ago

Report: Feds to bill fire victims if utility doesn't pay $4B

The government says the utility owes near $4 billion for wildfire response cost.
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2 Aussie wildfires merge into inferno; man seriously burned

Two wildfires have merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation’s unprecedented fire crisis
1 month ago
Man burned as 2 Aussie wildfires merge into massive inferno
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Australian prime minister is jeered in wildfire-ravaged zone

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was confronted by angry residents who cursed and insulted him as he visited a wildfire-ravaged corner of the country
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Some flee, others restock before Australian wildfires worsen
2 months ago

New images capture catastrophic fires in parts of Australia

Record-high temperatures have fueled the flames which have killed at least 12 people and almost 500 million animals since the bush fire season began.
2 months ago
New images capture catastrophic fires in parts of Australia
2 months ago

Australians get minutes to escape as fires reach their homes

Houses were surrounded by a giant wall of smoke and flames in the southeastern part of the country; 30,000 tourists were forced to evacuate.
2 months ago
Australians get minutes to escape as fires reach their homes
2 months ago

California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year

Wildfires, power blackouts and the bankruptcy of California's largest utility dominated Gov. Gavin Newsom's first year leading the nation's most populous state
2 months ago
California's governor had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year
2 months ago

30K ordered to evacuate from Australia wildfires

More than 100 fires are still active and blazing across the country as officials urged more than 30,000 people to evacuate a popular vacation spot just outside Melbourne.
2 months ago
30K ordered to evacuate from Australia wildfires
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Sizzling temperatures hit Australia as wildfires persist

South Australia has issued a code red as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius, or 108 Fahrenheit, in the state’s capital, while firefighters battling wildfires in New South Wales have established containment lines in cooler conditions
2 months ago
Sizzling temperatures hit Australia as wildfires persist
2 months ago

Australia's prime minister justifies climate policies amid raging wildfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is justifying his stance on climate policies, despite bushfires raging throughout the country.
2 months ago
Australia's prime minister justifies climate policies amid raging wildfires
2 months ago

Wildfires cause turmoil in CA property insurance market

Thousands of California homeowners have lost their insurance policies as insurers pull out of areas that are at risk of fire damage or stop insuring homes altogether
2 months ago
Wildfires cause turmoil in CA property insurance market
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Australia's PM defends climate stance amid wildfire disaster

Australia's embattled Prime Minister defended his government’s climate policy Monday, as authorities warned the wildfires crisis ravaging the country's most populous state could fester for months
2 months ago
Australia's PM defends climate stance amid wildfire disaster
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More than 100 bush fires race across New South Wales

Manhunt in Nashville for two men fatally stabbed in bar fight; speeding Jaguar blows up after crashing into tractor-trailer; train derailment under investigation in Northern West Virginia.
2 months ago
More than 100 bush fires race across New South Wales
2 months ago

California utility scrambles to renegotiate wildfire deal

The nation's largest utility has to come up with a new solution quickly.
2 months ago
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California utility scrambles to renegotiate wildfire deal

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution quickly
2 months ago
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Firefighters battle bushfire in Victoria

Emergency workers used aircraft and ground crews to extinguish flames in Australia.
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Firefighters battle bushfire in Victoria
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Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires move across Australia

Around 25 fires burned across New South Wales, killing at least six and destroying dozens of homes.
2 months ago
Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires move across Australia
3 months ago

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

Most players, coaches lost homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town.
3 months ago
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Barn fire kills 10 animals at Ohio wildlife park

Giraffes, bongos and hogs were among the animals killed at African Safari Wildlife Park after a barn at the reserve went up in flames. Officials are investigating what caused the
3 months ago
Barn fire kills 10 animals at Ohio wildlife park
3 months ago

Cave Fire 20% contained as rain soaks Santa Barbara, evacuees expected home for Thanksgiving

Over half an inch of rain is soaking Santa Barbara Wednesday morning, where residents are threatened by a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire.
3 months ago
Evacuees expected home for Thanksgiving as wildfire is 20% contained
3 months ago

'Anonymous' author: Trump 'danger to the country,' will reveal name before election

In a Reddit post, the anonymous author says Trump "has not heard the last of me" and says other officials are considering speaking out, too.
3 months ago
'Anonymous' author: Trump 'danger to the country,' will reveal name before election
3 months ago

Wildfire fueled by wind in Santa Barbara County

The blaze forced thousands of residents to evacuate and led to the closure of numerous roads.
3 months ago
Wildfire fueled by wind in Santa Barbara County
3 months ago

Most people who fled California wildfire allowed to go home

Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara were told they could return home as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused
3 months ago
Evacuations ordered near Southern California wildfire
3 months ago

Cave Fire erupts in Santa Barbara County, scorching 4,300 acres

No injuries have been reported in the Cave Fire, that broke out Monday afternoon.
3 months ago
Cave Fire erupts in Santa Barbara County, scorching 4,300 acres
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Residents flee as fires burn in Santa Barbara

The cave fire erupted in Santa Barbara, California overnight and scorched more than 3,000 acres forcing mandatory evacuations.
3 months ago
Residents flee as fires burn in Santa Barbara
3 months ago

Fundraisers skyrocket to help koalas dying in Australia

An estimated 1,000 koalas have been killed and nearly 80% of their habitat has been destroyed by record-breaking fires and drought.
3 months ago
Fundraisers skyrocket to help koalas dying in Australia
3 months ago

Australian wildfires pose serious threat to koala population

The chairman of the Australian Koala Foundation estimated that over 1,000 koalas have been killed from fires and over 80% of their habitat has been destroyed.
3 months ago
Australian wildfires pose serious threat to koala population
3 months ago

Bushfires in Australia threaten koalas with extinction

An estimated 1,000 koalas have been killed by flames, and as much as 80% of their habitat has been destroyed by record-breaking fires and drought.
3 months ago
Bushfires in Australia threaten koalas with extinction
3 months ago

Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to about 120,000 people in Northern California in a bid to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires
3 months ago
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Australian fields engulfed by sea of fire

SEA OF FIRE: Flames engulf fields as Australia's devastating bushfires open up new front in South Australia state.
3 months ago
Australian fields engulfed by sea of fire
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Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to about 120,000 people in Northern California in a bid to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires
3 months ago
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Koala rescued from wildfire in Australia

A woman wrapped the badly burned koala in her shirt and a blanket, then pouring water over it before taking it to a nearby koala hospital.
3 months ago
Koala rescued from wildfire in Australia
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Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn nearby

Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors
3 months ago
Smoke shrouds Sydney’s skyline as wildfires burn nearby
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Firefighters save man’s house from Australia wildfires - then apologize for drinking his milk

Firefighters who saved a man’s house from the flames left him a heartwarming note in which they apologized for drinking his milk.
3 months ago
Firefighters save man’s house from wildfires - then apologize for drinking his milk
3 months ago

Female fire helicopter pilot is on California's front line of attack

Desiree Horton is the only woman staffed full-time with a fire department in California to fight fires from a helicopter.
3 months ago
Female fire helicopter pilot is on California's front line of attack
3 months ago

Australian firefighters drive into flames

Firefighters in Australia drove into flames to search for survivors as deadly wildfires spread across the country’s drought-stricken east coast.
3 months ago
Australian firefighters drive into flames
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Wildfires in California spread dangerously close to Hollywood

The Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank was evacuated Saturday.
3 months ago
Wildfires in California spread dangerously close to Hollywood
3 months ago

Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine - for now

Sonoma County wineries largely unharmed by fires that raged through the area.
3 months ago
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California marks 1 year since deadliest wildfire in state history

Ceremonies will be held across Northern California on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire.
3 months ago
California marks 1 year since deadliest wildfire in state history
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One year since Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif.

Paradise, Calif. struggles to rebuild one year after one of the deadliest fires in history broke out.
3 months ago
One year since Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif.
3 months ago

A year later, rebuilding fire-ravaged Paradise: Reporter's Notebook

ABC News' Will Carr talks to residents forging onward after the Camp Fire.
3 months ago
A year later, rebuilding fire-ravaged Paradise: Reporter's Notebook
3 months ago

Oklahoma woman accused of embezzling over $60,000 from 75-year-old Camp Fire victim

An Oklahoma woman embezzled a Camp Fire victim out of tens of thousands of dollars, police said.
3 months ago
Woman accused of embezzling tens of thousands from 75-year-old Camp Fire victim
3 months ago

Firefighters return homeowner's ring that survived the Getty Fire

Los Angeles firefighters discovered a small ring box in front of a destroyed home while battling the Getty Fire. Days later, they set out to find its owner.
3 months ago
Firefighters return ring that miraculously survived wildfire
3 months ago

Getty Fire destroys home yet ring survives

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Fire Department crew located a small ring box in front of a charred home that was destroyed in the blaze, the department posted on Facebook.
3 months ago
Getty Fire destroys home yet ring survives
3 months ago

Matthew McConaughey helps prepare over 800 hot meals for first responders battling California wildfires

The actor worked with Operation BBQ Relief to provide over 800 hot meals to first responders at 20 different stations fighting the fires in Los Angeles.
3 months ago
Matthew McConaughey helps prepare over 800 hot meals for first responders
3 months ago

Trump threatens to cut off federal funding for California wildfires

Last November, as crews battled the Camp and Woolsey fires, Trump blamed the state in a tweet for "gross mismanagement of the forests."
3 months ago
Trump threatens to cut off federal funding for California wildfires
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Trump threatens to cut off federal funding for California wildfires

President Trump on Twitter Sunday attacked Gov. Gavin Newsom for wildfires.
3 months ago
Trump threatens to cut off federal funding for California wildfires
3 months ago

California man alerts neighbors as brush fire erupts nearby

Doorbell camera video shows a man frantically warning his neighbors as the Hillside Fire erupted in San Bernardino.
3 months ago
California man alerts neighbors as brush fire erupts nearby
3 months ago

All evacuations lifted for Southern California wildfire

The wildfire sent thousands fleeing homes northwest of Los Angeles.
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