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    By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along...
    'The outlook could not be any more grim. It's just a horrifying prospect.' A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don't usually catch fire are in flames. Meanwhile, the Atlantic's 16th and...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites in evacuated areas that are off-limits to the public. That’s not the case everywhere as rules about media access...
    By JANIE HAR and FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites in evacuated areas that are off-limits to the public. That's not...
    Return of football renews fears over more virus spread Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires 10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire Think 2020’s disasters are wild? Experts see worse in future Las Vegas shooting victims closer to getting $800M payout Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state In a...
    A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames. Meanwhile, the Atlantic’s 16th and 17th named tropical storms are swirling, a record number for this time of year. Powerful Typhoon Haishen lashed Japan and the Korean Peninsula...
    (AP) — A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames. Meanwhile, the Atlantic’s 16th and 17th named tropical storms are swirling, a record number for this time of year. Powerful Typhoon Haishen lashed Japan and the Korean Peninsula this week....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames. The most recent fires, including the Bear Fire burning in Northern California and the Creek Fire northeast of Fresno have been coupled...
    By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames. Meanwhile, the Atlantic’s 16th and 17th named tropical storms are swirling, a record number for this time of year. Powerful Typhoon Haishen...
    A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire are in flames. Meanwhile, the Atlantic’s 16th and 17th named tropical storms are swirling, a record number for this time of year. Powerful Typhoon Haishen lashed Japan and the Korean...
    A wildfire that has burned almost 10,000 acres and forced the evacuation of half a Southern California city was sparked by a pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party, fire investigators announced Sunday. The El Dorado Fire, in San Bernardino County, is not the first large wildfire to result from a misguided attempt to announce...
    North Korean state media on Sunday released photos of leader Kim Jong Un paying a visit to coastal areas hit by a typhoon — where he fired a top official over his response to the natural disaster. Images from the Korean Central News Agency showed the 36-year-old dictator in a white shirt, beige slacks and...
    Fresh off the fire lines in San Bernadino, California, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said Thursday that this year’s fire season is shaping up to be one of the worst on record. “1987 was one of the worst fire seasons on record, and currently they’re on pace to exceed...
    Tracy Collie styles Roberta Skivicki's hair at Three-13 Salon, Spa and Boutique, during the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the state, in Marietta, Georgia, April 24, 2020.Bita Honarvar | Reuters As insurers brace for an expensive natural-disaster season because of storms and wildfires ravaging parts of the United...
    By Jen Christensen | CNN Vaccine experts are warning the federal government against rushing out a coronavirus vaccine before testing has shown it’s both safe and effective. Decades of history show why they’re right. FDA signals vaccine could green light early Their concern that the FDA may be moving too quickly heightened when FDA Commissioner...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom has been keeping barely one step ahead of being trampled by rampaging disasters. He has survived on energy and agility — and hasn’t frozen like the proverbial deer in headlights. Last fall, I wrote it was unlikely that any previous California governor had faced such a simultaneous cannonade of calamities. At the...
    Gov. Cuomo is going to have to find some new tricks to plug the projected $14.5 billion hole in the state budget: The $60 billion he’s begging Congress for is unlikely to materialize any time soon. One example of the needed creativity comes from the Reason Foundation, which reports that leasing the Thruway could net...
    Janice Martellucci is one of Insider's 2020 Doers. Janice Martellucci BI Janice Martellucci is the managing director and lead teacher for Peace in Schools, a nonprofit that brings mindfulness education to public schools in Portland, Oregon.  Martellucci teaches mindfulness courses, helping students become more present and less anxious. The classes even...
    Well-known climate activist Michael Shellenberger reported Thursday that hurricanes are not increasing in frequency and “deaths from natural disasters are at their lowest point in 120 years.” Contrary to the fabricated hype from climate change alarmists, Mr. Shellenberger — a Time magazine Hero of the Environment and winner of the 2008 Green Book Award —...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom has been keeping barely one step ahead of being trampled by rampaging disasters. He has survived on energy and agility — and hasn’t frozen like the proverbial deer in headlights. Last fall, I wrote it was unlikely that any previous California governor had faced such a simultaneous cannonade of calamities....
    During an August 26 press conference about Colorado's response to COVID-19, Governor Jared Polis spent relatively little time discussing the novel coronavirus itself in light of upbeat data that's been free of significant spikes over recent weeks. Instead, he and an array of guests focused on negative economic impacts and a new tool to help...
    Over the years, I’ve noticed that a lot of religious conservative leaders will interpret natural disasters or even events like 9/11 as divine punishment for some perceived sins of the American public. It’s usually part of their scam, but it’s a natural human instinct to think that everything happens with God’s approval. In another sense,...
    Illustration by Joanna Eberts For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm....
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    You’d be hard-pressed to dream up a nastier confluence of crises besieging California right now. Over the weekend, Tropical Storm Fausto propelled moisture from off the coast of Baja California up into the Bay Area, spawning rare summer thunderstorms. At the same time, the region has been baking under an intense heat wave that has...
    “Artificial intelligence enables us to address some of humanity’s greatest challenges, and in this case, improve disaster resilience for populations around the world,” Toni Townes-Whitley, President of US Regulated Industries, Microsoft, said in a statement. “As evidenced by this consortium we have joined with the DOE and DoD, it’s critical that private and public sectors...
    Fall Homebuying Outlook: Everything You Need to Know About Prices, Supply and Mortgage Rates Porsche Design Wristwatch Configurator Offers 1.5 Million Ways to Match Your Car Jasmine Roth Rescues Homeowners From Their DIY Disasters on New Series Help! I Wrecked My House Remember Jasmine Roth from HGTV's Hidden Potential? Well, the California designer, who...
    The devastating wildfire season in Australia that stretched from last July through March impacted far more animals than previously estimated, scientists said Tuesday in a new report. The fires caused widespread destruction and mass evacuations in the eastern part of the country towards the end of 2019, killing 33 people in all and destroying...
    The devastating wildfire season in Australia that stretched from last July through March impacted far more animals than previously estimated, scientists said Tuesday in a new report. The fires caused widespread destruction and mass evacuations in the eastern part of the country towards the end of 2019, killing 33 people in all and destroying more...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A new transparency bill will become law without Governor Tom Wolf’s signature. The governor said he won’t sign a bill that requires state agencies to process public records during a state of emergency. The bill says agencies can only deny records requests during disasters like fires and floods. The bill passed the...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says legislation to require that state government agencies continue processing public records requests during disasters is “ill-conceived and poorly drafted,” but he's letting it become law without his signature. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced late Sunday he will neither sign nor veto the legislation, which passed both legislative chambers...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo just gave his favorite punching-bag another heavy workout, taking Mayor Bill de Blasio sharply to task for the anti-cop graffiti disfiguring public buildings all over Lower Manhattan. Too bad he had nothing much to say about the anti-cop politicians uglying-up New York’s public square. Or the spent-bullet casings littering city streets on...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese regions as far apart as Sichuan in the southwest and Gansu in the northwest are at heightened risk of natural disasters in the coming days amid another round of torrential rain, the country's weather bureau said on Thursday. Parts of the eastern coast, including the Bohai Bay region, Shandong and the...
    Last month, I published a book, “Apocalypse Never,” which debunks popular environmental myths. Among them: that humans are causing a sixth mass extinction and that climate change is making natural disasters worse. While I expected my book to be controversial, I didn’t expect CNN’s top climate reporter to compare it to an advertisement for cigarettes....
    Next1 of 16Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browseNo one is safe as we count down the 15 worst college football uniforms. Back when college football first began, most everyone’s uniforms looked the same. There were no bright colors or risky designs or even uniforms created out of recycled materials. And because everyone’s uniforms...
    Halfway through 2020 and the billions of losses from weather disasters have added up for another year in a row. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Wednesday that through the end of June 2020, 10 separate billion-dollar disasters were recorded in the country. “This makes 2020 the sixth consecutive calendar year where 10...
    Halfway through 2020 and the billions of losses from weather disasters have added up for another year in a row. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Wednesday that through the end of June 2020, 10 separate billion-dollar disasters were recorded in the country. "This makes 2020 the sixth consecutive calendar year where 10...
    MUMS have been sharing snaps of their messy homes after admitting that their kids have caused chaos during Coronavirus lockdown.  One woman started the trend on Facebook and revealed a hilarious snap of her living room covered in hundreds of tiny Lego pieces. 11Another parent admitted she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when...
    By BRIAN BROOM, The Clarion Ledger JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Carl Mangum, PhD and RN, wears many hats. As an associate professor, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and emergency preparedness and response specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he spends a lot of time teaching and training. But when disaster strikes he moves...
    On social networks, photos showing a group of clouds went viral, forming figures similar to horsemen. The man, who claims that the photos were taken in Palmira, Colombia, claimed they were The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Some users claimed that the photos are old, in addition to being “false”, but their publication adds to...