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53 min ago | TheDenverChannel

3,000 US troops will help fight Ebola outbreak

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

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4 hrs ago | KION 46

Hurricane Odile damage, Cabo San Lucas

The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weaken to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday. Still packing 65 mph winds, the storm lashed the region with torrential rains and the potential for flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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4 hrs ago | SFGate

Philippine volcano spews lava; thousands evacuated

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept.

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6 hrs ago | DNA India

Earthquake strikes Tokyo in Japan; no serious damage, no risk of tsunami

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centred in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS Local

Wildfire In Northern California Town Of Weed Burns 100 Homes, At Least 1,500 Evacuated

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. This tiny town near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze that surged toward and through it through timberland.

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The New Zealand Herald

Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mt.

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SFGate

Lava creeps toward lots in Big Island subdivision

Lava is about a tenth of a mile from the edge of a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton says lava from Kilauea volcano has slowed over the past three days.

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The Williams Lake Tribune

Forest fire help tops communities' wish list

Coming through one of the most expensive forest fire seasons in the province's history, the B.C. government is being asked to renew its fund for local governments to create safe zones around their communities. A resolution to extend wildfire prevention funding tops the list for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, set for Sept.

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KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Hundreds flee two California wildfires

Two wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. The blaze was sparked Sunday afternoon near Bass Lake in Central California.

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Chilliwack Times

U.S., WHO working to up Ebola drug output

High level efforts are underway to find ways to substantially ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs, officials at the World Health Organization and within the U.S. government say. The talks involve trying to find more production capacity for the therapeutics, which before this outbreak had never been tested in people.

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Daily Journal

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

California wildfire evacuates 160; Nevada gets smoked

A rapidly spreading wildfire in the forested hills east of Sacramento, Calif. forced 160 residents to evacuate and blanketed Reno, Nevada in a layer of smoky haze Sunday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KIII

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

14, 2014. . A tourist waits for her flight to Tijuana from Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.

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WHAS11

Hawaii road crews preparing for approach of lava

Road crews on Hawaii's Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency reported Sunday that the lava flow had advanced about 150 yards since Saturday.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

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The Union

Dog Bar Fire burning at 306 acres, 20% containment, in South County

A wildfire has grown to 25 acres along Dog Bar Road in South County, near Wolf Creek and Tiger Tail roads, threatening multiple structures. Heavy smoke from the fire along Dog Bar Road in South County can be seen from the waters of Rollins Lake.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Alta Sierra, CA, Nevada County, CA, Grass Valley, CA

Monterey County Herald

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.

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Star Tribune

Dozens of homes evacuated in wildfires in Northern, Southern California, 2 homes destroyed

A wildfire in Northern California destroyed two homes while a much larger blaze proved stubborn amid high temperatures and dry brush in Southern California. The Northern California blaze broke out shortly after 2 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and grew to 250 acres, destroying two homes and three outbuildings, said Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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The Daily Record

In California drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field -- hundreds of them -- are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly south in an annual migration that brings 350 species to California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations, Flood, Los Banos, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Hotter temperatures, elevated fire danger forecast for Southern California

The Southland heat wave is showing no signs of easing up, with three-to-five degree increases forecast for today, according to the National Weather Service. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over the area, resulting in an extended period of heat for the region, which combined with rising humidity and dry conditions will result in elevated fire danger and an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Heat Wave, Woodland Hills, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Pasadena, CA

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