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Climate change is driving wildfires, and not just in California

Rains in northern California have helped firefighters contain the Camp Fire, which now ranks as the state's most deadly wildfire. But unfortunately, all signs point to worsening events ahead in the North American West. Critically, ...

NASA mobilizes to aid California fires response

For the past two weeks NASA scientists and satellite data analysts have been working every day producing maps and damage assessments that can be used by disaster managers battling the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the ...

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents ...

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts ...

The bitter lesson of the Californian fires

California is burning, again. Dozens of people have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the state's history.

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