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- Donald Trump visits California, again blaming fires on forest managementTrump: ‘The big problem we have is management’Confusion over high number of people unaccounted forDonald Trump said he hoped the Camp fire would be the last wildfire in California while visiting the state on Saturday, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for.“Hopefully this is going to be the last one of these because it was a reall […]
- 'He can kiss my red ass': California fire evacuees give Trump visit short shriftHundreds displaced by wildfires who are gathered in a parking lot have more pressing concerns than the president’s commentsAs Donald Trump landed in northern California on Saturday morning, hundreds of evacuees at a Walmart in Chico were frantically trying to figure out their next steps – which shelter they would go to, and if they should stay close to what’ […]
- California's DIY firefighters battle alone as the richest hire private teamsAs officials battled blazes elsewhere, residents of Cornell, California, chose to take on the fires rather than fleeEven as black smoke filled the skies and flames swept the hillsides, residents of Cornell, California, hoped their homes would stay safe. Many in the small town tucked into the Santa Monica mountains had dealt with wildfires before and no one e […]
- California fires: Camp fire death toll rises to 71 with more than 1,000 missingAbout 52,000 people displaced amid the country’s deadliest fire in a century, as list of missing jumps by hundreds once againRescue workers said on Friday they were searching for more than 1,000 people reported missing in a northern California town reduced to ashes by the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, as the death toll increased to 71.The sherif […]
- How did California's wildfires start? Two utility companies face scrutinyPacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison targeted by authorities after being found responsible for earlier firesAs major wildfires continue to rage across California, state regulators are examining – yet again – whether two utility companies may be to blame for them starting.Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (S […]
- Indonesia's love affair with its dying natural disaster spokesmanSutopo Purwo Nugroho, who has stage 4 cancer, guides the country through 2,300 disasters each year and has become a national treasureSutopo Purwo Nugroho is the busiest man in Indonesia. As the spokesman for the national disaster agency, he deals with an average of 2,300 emergencies a year. This year has been the busiest in more than a decade – with a string […]
- Trump blames California wildfires on forest mismanagement againDay before a visit to the state, president says climate change may contribute ‘a little bit’ to devastationDonald Trump has again blamed California’s wildfires on mismanagement of forests, reiterating the criticism on the eve of a visit to the most devastated area of the state.Fox News asked Trump if he thought climate change had contributed to California’s […]
- Weatherwatch: is Tornado Alley moving east?Climate change may be pushing storm-prone US region to more densely populated areasFive years ago, on 17 November, 73 tornadoes barrelled across the US midwest, killing 11 people, injuring more than 100 and costing about $1.6bn in damages. It was an exceptional event but in future the region may have to brace itself for more tornadoes.The most tornado-prone […]
- Aerial footage shows aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire – videoThe number of people missing and unaccounted for as a result of the northern California wildfire has risen sharply to 631, an increase of more than 500 since Wednesday. Almost 8,000 homes were destroyed as the fire tore through the town of Paradise, killing at least 63 peopleCalifornia: Camp fire missing soars past 600 Continue reading...
- San Francisco: schools and cable cars to close over smoke from Camp fireThursday saw air pollution levels climb to unhealthy levels, making San Francisco’s air worst in the worldSchools in the San Francisco Bay Area have been cancelled for Friday and residents warned to stay inside as smoke descends from wildfires hundreds of miles away, producing air quality levels worse than notoriously polluted cities in India and China.“The […]
- Donald Trump visits California, again blaming fires on forest management