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Record-breaking fire tornado kills California firefighter

Aug 17, 2018

Record-breaking fire tornado kills California firefighter

In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: a churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the ...

California's raging Carr wildfire causes another death

Aug 6, 2018

California's raging Carr wildfire causes another death

California's deadly Carr wildfire — now the state's sixth-most destructive — has claimed another life with a power linesman killed on the job its seventh fatality, officials said Sunday. The Carr Fire, located some 200 miles (322 km) north of San Francisco, is still growing, ...

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Aug 3, 2018

Heat wave ravages European fields, sending wheat prices soaring

Searing heat has devastated wheat fields across northern Europe and a combination of dry conditions and extreme rain in the Black Sea have hit output estimates, with prices soaring on fears of further crop damage. Evidence of serious harm to crops is growing as harvesting ...

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

Jul 19, 2018

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

Bigger and more "explosive" wildfires are raging across the U.S. West, with the area burned in Colorado already four times the size of last year's total, as rising temperatures, drought and a buildup of forest fuels supercharge blazes. So far this year 3.3 million acres ...