New Zealand firefighters beating forest blaze

Firefighters in New Zealand battling a blaze that razed much of a small alpine village said they were making "good progress" Wednesday as high winds finally eased.

San Francisco blanketed in smoke as California fires rage

Crews were battling wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area and thousands of people were under orders to evacuate as dozens of wildfires blazed across the state amid a blistering heat wave now in its second week.

Observational evidence of Karakoram anomaly

Stable or marginal mass loss dominating in Karakoram, known as the Karakoram Anomaly, has been reported widely through remotely sensed glacier surface elevation variations of either points (satellite laser altimetry) or surface ...

Firefighters battle new blaze in California

Hundreds of California firefighters on Tuesday battled a wind-driven brushfire that grew out of control overnight near Santa Barbara, threatening thousands of homes and prompting evacuation orders.

Hurried evacuations as wildfires rage in California

Californian firefighters on Friday battled a fast-moving wildfire north of Los Angeles as further evacuation orders were issued after 40,000 residents were already told to flee their homes.

US states' drones inspect bridges, help predict avalanches

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.

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