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Ending the Fire Zone Subsidy

As the Denver Post previously reported, between 1990 and 2000, more than a third of all homes built in America were built in the so-called Wildland-Urban Interface—aka the fire red zones.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE



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California Wildfire Grows in Its Third Day

After destroying seven homes and cabins in the mountains above Palm Springs, a Southern California wildfire continues to menace the town of Idyllwild, even as thunderstorms advance.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 READ MORE



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19 Firefighters Die Battling Raging Arizona Wildfire

Nineteen firefighters, most of them from an elite crew, were killed Sunday after they were overtaken by the fast moving flames of the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Farmworkers Fired After Fleeing Blaze

Fifteen agricultural workers in Oxnard, Calif., lost their jobs after they sought shelter to escape the ash and smoke-filled air from a raging wildfire last week. The strawberry pickers said they left because the smoke interfered with their ability to breathe.

Posted on May 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Wildfires Rage in Tasmania

A heat wave in Australia has given way to wildfires on the island of Tasmania, stranding thousands of people and destroying at least 100 homes.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Climate Change: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’

Evidence supporting the existence of climate change is pummeling the United States this summer, from the mountain wildfires of Colorado to the recent “derecho” storm that left at least 23 dead and 1.4 million people without power from Illinois to Virginia.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Colorado Wildfire: Taste of Things to Come

The wildfire that raged through Colorado‚Äôs Waldo Canyon, just one of the many that lit up the state in recent weeks, consumed 346 homes and claimed at least one life. The event is consistent with predictions made by the world’s top climate scientists.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Massive Wildfire Rages in New Mexico

Lightning strikes sparked two wildfires in southwestern New Mexico that have merged and spread over 130 square miles, destroying more than a dozen structures.

Posted on May 26, 2012 READ MORE


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Arson Sparked L.A. Inferno

It’s been over a week since the latest and biggest fire to scorch large parts of the Greater Los Angeles region began, and according to U.S. Forest Service officials it’s now known that the blaze was caused by deliberate human intervention—otherwise known as arson.

Posted on Sep 3, 2009 READ MORE



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A Good Idea, Up in Flames

Los Angeles seemed like a good idea at the time. So did New Orleans. Will we ever learn?

Posted on Aug 31, 2009 READ MORE


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Weather Aids S. Calif. Firefighters

Lower temperatures and higher humidity helped crews battling wildfires in Southern California early Monday morning. Fires in the state have laid waste to more than 800 square miles in recent weeks. Many thousands of acres remain ablaze. [Update]

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’:  Did Al-Qaida Infiltrate Fox News?

Funny how, in the wake of any national disaster these days, news analysts set about explaining the latest disaster according to their pet political interests.  Take the recent California wildfires, for example, and watch what Jon Stewart discovers about different stations’ diverse interpretations of what the fires really mean.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 READ MORE


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Cheney Power-Naps as Calif. Burns

Instead of being alert in Wednesday’s Cabinet session about California’s wildfire crisis and perhaps offering some helpful action items for the team, Vice President Dick Cheney apparently decided it was snooze o’clock and got a little shuteye at the meeting table, although a White House flack insisted he was simply “meditating.” 

Posted on Oct 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Fox Links Al-Qaida to Calif. Wildfires

Boy, is al-Qaida ever busy these days!  In addition to threatening U.S. troops in Iraq, running riot in the hinterlands of Pakistan and generally requiring huge amounts of money and the potential sacrifice of thousands of lives to thwart its infiltration on several fronts, al-Qaida might even be behind the wildfires currently plaguing Southern California, according to “Fox and Friends.”

Posted on Oct 24, 2007 READ MORE


Bush Prays Beside Cheney

President Jonah, Meet Oliver Cromwell!

Building on his “President Jonah” theme, Gore Vidal offers another angle on Bush’s presidency, illuminated by the recent spate of wildfires in Southern California.

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


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