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Many nursing homes and hospitals are near fire zones in California

Wildfires regularly sweep through California, destroying forests and threatening homes. But a recent study shows an unexpected danger of the fires: They can shut down, or prevent access to, hospitals and other inpatient facilities.

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‘Double-edged sword’: Why the badly needed rains in California could fuel catastrophic fires

Deep underneath the sodden soils and the berms of snow that now coat California, fuels for fire are waiting to sprout.

Coastal storm cools California heat wave, dampens wildfire

Coastal storm cools California heat wave, dampens wildfire

Parts of Southern California were lashed by severe winds from a tropical storm that brought high humidity, rain and possible flooding to the parched region but also the promise of cooler temperatures after a 10-day heat wave.
California drought and snowpack worsens in March
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California drought and snowpack worsens in March

Snow could be gone by late April, straining water resources, worsening drought and increasing fire risk into the summer.
Southern California could see more days with large damaging fires by 2100, study shows

Southern California could see more days with large damaging fires by 2100, study shows

Study projects large increase in number of high-risk fire days and a longer fire season.
In California, a new fight to stop building in the path of fire

In California, a new fight to stop building in the path of fire

A proposed luxury development in hills already scarred by wildfire is raising questions about the continued push to build in areas at highest risk.
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The wine world is about to get a big shake-up

As the planet warms, wine regions like Napa are being forced to make some major adaptations. But that’s also presented opportunities for innovation.

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