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    California’s Largest Wildfire in 2022 Grows 0% Contained

    California’s Largest Wildfire in 2022 Grows 0% Contained

    A fast-growing wildfire, named the McKinney Fire, has grown to more than 52,000 acres in two days, becoming California’s largest wildfire in 2022. Two people have been reported dead and nearly 3,000 residents have been asked to evacuate. It is 0% contained, although heavy smoke helped slow the growth on Sunday even as it kept most aircraft grounded. […]

    Europe Heat Wave Sparks Wildfires From Portugal to Turkey

    Europe Heat Wave Sparks Wildfires From Portugal to Turkey

    Europe is in the midst of a climate-fueled heat wave that has ignited dangerous wildfires from Portugal in the west to Turkey in the East. The fires come as EU Commissioner EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič warned last Thursday that 2022 could be one of the continent’s worst years for extreme weather events like drought and […]

    Cities Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Amid Wildfire Concerns

    Cities Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Amid Wildfire Concerns

    Independence Day is coming soon, with celebrations prepared for the entire long weekend leading up to Monday, July 4, 2022. But with droughts and heat waves across the U.S., many cities are canceling fireworks shows for fear of sparking wildfires, along with staffing and supply chain issues related to the ongoing pandemic. Flagstaff, Arizona is […]

    Early Heat Wave Breaks Records, Ignites Fires in Western Europe

    Early Heat Wave Breaks Records, Ignites Fires in Western Europe

    An early June heat wave has broken records and ignited wildfires in Western Europe, leading to concerns that this could be the new normal as the climate crisis makes extreme weather events like heat waves more frequent and intense.  Spain experienced temperatures that it normally doesn’t see until August, according to AP News, while France […]