The huge Caldor Fire near Lake Tahoe resort communities has calmed down significantly and is growing at the smallest rate in two weeks. But firefighting officials say crews must stay engaged and take advantage of good weather while it lasts. (Sept. 3)
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- Miami Herald
The ghost town was home to 27 families in the 1950s.
- KTNV - Las Vegas Scripps
Top commercial and residential water users in Las Vegas metro area listed as Feds declare water shortage and continue predictions of lower levels at Lake Mead.
- The Weather Network
With Hurricane Larry still on the minds of many on Canada's East Coast, parts of the region are on alert as forecasters eye potential impact from Hurricane Sam into next week.
- The State
Eight earthquakes have been confirmed in the same area of South Carolina in little more than two months.
Comedian Chris Rock has an old joke about how bad Bill Gates would feel if he woke up one day with Oprah's money. The point was that "rich" is a subjective term. The same holds true if you make a lot...
As cryptocurrency trading becomes more commonplace, all eyes are on the amount of energy it’s consuming. Here’s what eco-conscious investors need to know.
- FTW Outdoors
A trail camera in Canada’s Yukon Territory has captured footage showing a large grizzly bear marking territory by standing and rubbing its back against a tree.
- Miami Herald
A South Florida woman was startled to see an iguana in her toilet. See how it got removed
- Business Insider
The aurora could be visible as far south as New York, Wisconsin, and Washington state on Monday, thanks to a geomagnetic storm
When solar winds interact with Earth's magnetic field, they can create auroras. Strong geomagnetic storms send the lights farther south.
- Washington Examiner
Self-proclaimed shaman accused of starting California fire said she was trying to boil bear urine: Police
A California woman professing to be a shaman who was arrested and charged with igniting the wildfire that has thousands of homes under threat claimed the fire was started inadvertently while she was attempting to boil bear urine, authorities said.
- The Daily Beast
JOSH EDELSONOver two days in the summer of 1910, wildfires roared across the bone-dry forests of the inland Northwestern U.S., the Rockies, and parts of British Columbia. Whole towns burned. The blazes scorched 3 million acres of forest, an area the size of Connecticut, and left behind a legacy that profoundly changed how the U.S. managed wildfires—and ultimately how fires behave today.The Big Burn shook firefighting agencies and officials, most notably the newly formed U.S. Forest Service and i
- Idaho Statesman
Bogus Basin, the Trinity Mountains, Tamarack Resort and the McCall area received some early snow.
- NBC News
Hottest homes, coolest prices: Why cash-strapped families are moving to regions with extreme climates
“People are much more fixated on budget and being close to family or work than thinking about climate risk,” one housing expert said.
- The Guardian
Firms say what’s underneath the Salton Sea could fuel a green-energy boom. But struggling residents have heard such claims before An area along the Salton Sea that was once filled with water. Photograph: John Francis Peters/The Guardian Standing atop a pockmarked red mesa, Rod Colwell looks out at an expanse of water that resembles a thin blue strip on the horizon. The Salton Sea, California’s largest lake, has come and gone at least five times in the last 1,300 years, most recently in 1905, whe
- Associated Press
U.S. regulators on Tuesday banned swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins to protect the nocturnal animals from people seeking close encounters with the playful species. Swimming with dolphins is a popular tourist activity in Hawaii. Several companies offer tours that take swimmers to areas frequented by dolphins with the aim of giving them an opportunity to get in the water with the animals.
- Kansas City Star
A “rusty colored” liquid from a steel plant spilled into Lake Michigan, officials said.
- Orlando Sentinel
Hurricane Sam surged back to Category 4 strength Tuesday in the mid-Atlantic basin, where the National Hurricane Center is also monitoring three other disturbances with the potential of becoming the next tropical storms of the season. One of those systems has a 90% chance of becoming the next tropical depression. The seventh hurricane of the year has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph and is ...
Widening power shortages in China have halted production at numerous factories including many supplying Apple and Tesla, while some shops in the northeast operated by candlelight and malls shut early as the economic toll of the squeeze mounted. China is in the grip of a power crunch as a shortage of coal supplies, toughening emissions standards and strong demand from manufacturers and industry have pushed coal prices to record highs and triggered widespread curbs on usage. Rationing has been implemented during peak hours in many parts of northeastern China since last week, and residents of cities including Changchun said cuts were occurring sooner and lasting for longer, state media reported.
- USA TODAY
In 2018, three men approaches a group of wild bears feeding in a river. They were caught by people watching live camera of the bears.
- Motley Fool
A vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill is scheduled for this Thursday in the House of Representatives.