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Yosemite Fire an Example of How Droughts Amplify Wildfires

Climate Central: The massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California is an example of how drought can amplify wildfires in a warming, drying West. The fire, which now ranks as the 14 th -largest wildfire in state history, has been racing through parched stands of oak and pine trees, and threatening some of the region’s iconic giant sequoia trees Continue reading

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Yosemite Fire an Example of How Droughts Amplify Wildfires

Climate Central: The massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California is an example of how drought can amplify wildfires in a warming, drying West. The fire, which now ranks as the 14 th -largest wildfire in state history, has been racing through parched stands of oak and pine trees, and threatening some of the region’s iconic giant sequoia trees. The vegetation in the area, and indeed across much of central and southern California, is extremely dry, as the state has experienced its driest year-to-date…. Continue reading

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Yosemite Fire an Example of How Droughts Amplify Wildfires

Climate Central: The massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California is an example of how drought can amplify wildfires in a warming, drying West. The fire, which now ranks as the 14 th -largest wildfire in state history, has been racing through parched stands of oak and pine trees, and threatening some of the region’s iconic giant sequoia trees. The vegetation in the area, and indeed across much of central and southern California, is extremely dry, as the state has experienced its driest year-to-date…. Continue reading

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In Colorado, wildfires may drive up costs of living in paradise

LA Times: As five major wildfires rage at the onset of a fire season far from over, many in this state are saying the time has come to consider toughening building regulations and shifting some fire protection costs to those who live in danger zones. After the deadly 2012 Waldo fire — at the time the most damaging in state history, with 346 homes lost and two deaths — Gov Continue reading

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Colorado wildfire victims await return home

Washington Post: A Colorado sheriff said firefighters “are getting the upper hand’ on the most destructive wildfire in state history Saturday, as authorities gained a clearer picture of the grim landscape left by the blaze. Continue reading

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Texas wildfires: More evidence of climate change

Houston Chronicle: Although it`s too soon to determine the total amount of insured property losses caused by Texas wildfires, 2011 is projected to be the worst in state history according to a spokesperson of the Insurance Council of Texas. The cost may exceed $150 million. Continue reading

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