California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

World Mar 15, 2019

California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

California was declared totally drought-free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government's weekly report on U.S. drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor's latest survey reflected an astonishing turnaround — ...

Insurance claims from California wildfires at $9 billion and rising

Business Dec 13, 2018

Insurance claims from California wildfires at $9 billion and rising

Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner announced Wednesday. About $7 billion in claims are from the Camp Fire that destroyed the Northern California city of Paradise and killed at least 86 ...

Mountain lion that crossed freeways fell victim to California wildfire

World Dec 8, 2018

Mountain lion that crossed freeways fell victim to California wildfire

A Southern California mountain lion that crossed freeways dozens of times, evading potentially deadly traffic, has died after burning its paws during a wildfire, officials said on Friday. The 4-year-old mountain lion, which biologists had tracked with a GPS collar and had named P-64, was ...