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Smoke from the West’s Wildfires Has Made It All the Way to NYC

A red sun gleamed over Central Park this morning as a weather system carried a little bit of the West Coast to the East Coast
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In Terms of Wildfires, 2021 Is Already Shaping Up to Be a Worse Year than 2020

If stats from the first seven months of the year are any indication, California is in for a frightening fall
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California Appears to Be Falling Short on Wildfire Prevention

A new report indicates that certain measures were publicly inflated and that the pandemic complicated everything
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Maps Illustrate Just How Bad the Drought Really Is

Scientists are tracking drought conditions that are worse than they've been in at least 20 years
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New Forecasts Warn of Increased Summer Fires in California

Tips on how to prepare for another potentially terrible fire season
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When It Comes to Natural Disasters, FEMA Says L.A. County Is the Riskiest Place in the U.S.

The federal agency's National Risk Index ranks more than 3,000 counties—and L.A. is on top

Hazardous Air Will Be Hanging Around the West Coast for a While

Do your best to stay indoors and protect yourself from particulates and ash
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Stunning Photos of the Wildfires Burning Across California

The American West is experiencing one of the most devastating fire seasons on record

With No Cleanup Plan in Place, Santa Susana Field Lab Still Stokes Contamination Fears

The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island incident. Now Malibu residents worry their homes were tainted by radioactive fallout from the blaze
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Stunning Images Show the Easy Fire Creep Perilously Close to the Reagan Library

Firefighters (and goats) have kept the flames at bay