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Texas panhandle prairie wildfire
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Texas wildfire becomes a historic disaster, threatening small towns

A devastating wildfire, now among Texas's largest, wreaks havoc across the Panhandle, claiming a life and menacing small towns.

Jim Vertuno and Sean Murphy report for the Associated Press.

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Texas panhandle prairie wildfire
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Wildfires rage through Texas, affecting homes and halting nuclear facility operations

Texas firefighters worked feverishly to contain fast-moving wildfires driven by unseasonably dry conditions and persistent red flag winds in the Texas Panhandle.

Jim Vertuno reports for the Associated Press.

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Colombia battles climate-driven wildfires
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Colombia, normally a wet country, battles widespread wildfires

Firefighters, many of them volunteers, have been confronting dozens of blazes amid high temperatures this month. The conditions have been linked to climate change.
Siberia permafrost meltdown
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Siberia’s ice is melting, revealing its past and endangering its future

Sheets of the softening land have emerged for the first time in hundreds of thousands of years, revealing skeletons, disease and awakening life.
Paradise  California aims to create a fireproof town
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5 years after deadly Camp Fire, Paradise aims to create a fireproof town

A town some feared might be permanently wiped from the map is welcoming a new generation of young families.

Lahaina Maui wildfire

Why Maui burned

Lahaina’s wildfire was the deadliest in the U.S. in more than a century. Now the community is grappling with the botched response as it tries to rebuild.
western US water wars
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The water wars deciding the future of the West

From conservation to importing water from the Pacific, Democrats say they have all the answers to historic drought. The one thing no one wants to talk about: stopping the sprawl.
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