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26 min ago | Brandon Sun

B.C. heat wave increases concerns over forest fire risk

A provincewide heat wave in British Columbia was expected to hit record highs in the coming days, heightening concerns about wildfires.


Related Topix: Fire, Weather, Wildfire, Heat Wave, Canada

4 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo


A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Santa Fe, NM

8 hrs ago | Fox News

At least 1 house burned down, several others in danger from wildfire southeast of Athens

Authorities say a raging wildfire southeast of Greece's capital has burned down at least one house and threatened several others.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire

12 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Wildfire prompts evacuations in N. California

California fire officials say the Bully Fire started Friday afternoon in a forested area in Shasta County and threatens about 50 homes.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Shasta County, CA, Modesto, CA

17 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.


Related Topix: Fire, Entiat, WA, Wildfire

21 hrs ago | KFVS12

Extent of flood-related ag land damage trickles in

Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.


Related Topix: Flood, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Weather

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Surrey Leader

B.C. calls Ontario for forest fire support

B.C. forest firefighters head into the weekend with two major fires in the Interior of the province and fire risk increasing with a spell of hot weather expected.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Weather, Canada,

The Jackson Sun

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the upcoming sweater weather.


Related Topix: Weather, Flood, Meteorology, Science, Michigan

WTVR Richmond

Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan - the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami - the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Earthquake, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

New York Post

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami warning

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

KNUS-AM Aurora

Big hail shatters windows, flattens Nebraska crops

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska.


Related Topix: Hailstorm, Agriculture, Science, Nebraska, North Platte, NE, Gibbon, NE, Loup City, NE


.com | Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.


Related Topix: Epidemic

KNUS-AM Aurora

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Yakima, WA, Entiat, WA, Chelan, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Puerto Rico to seek US aid for moderate drought

Puerto Rico's acting governor says he plans to declare a state of emergency to allow the U.S. territory to apply for federal aid to deal with abnormally dry conditions in the island's southern and central regions.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, World News

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Small-screen fare has steadily been pushed into bolder, even brilliant territory by cable and, now, online offerings, and it's enticing the TV academy to recognize programs that are more emotionally and dramatically complex - as well as sexually explicit and, for better or worse, much more violent.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Game of Thrones, Epidemic, Comedy, Drama, House of Cards

The Miami Herald

Iowa flooding 911 call: 'A boy went in the sewer'

This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Flood, Weather


6.5 million homes at risk from storm surges

Every summer, residents along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coasts brace themselves for the hurricane season.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

Denver Post

Yanique makes US Virgin Islands seem vast in debut

For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes.


Related Topix: Virgin Islands, Central America, World News, Hurricane

News Journal

Voices: Floridians get complacent about hurricanes

When Hurricane Arthur turned away from Florida on its way toward North Carolina last week, it was another reminder of how lucky the Sunshine State has been of late.


Related Topix: Florida, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Port Charlotte, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Town Talk

Not an urban legend: Cities are hotter, and we know why

I'm a true southwest Louisiana girl doing a job I've wanted to do since I was 10 years old.


Related Topix: Weather, Heat Wave