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Wildfires

‘Nothing’s safe’ as wildfire tears through California town

Shelton Douthit and his team at the Feather River Land Trust in Northern California have been working to restore the lush natural habitat and protect Indigenous artifacts around Lake Almanor. Now, after a ferocious wildfire tore through the area, he knows “nothing’s safe.” Driven by fierce winds and bone-dry vegetation, the Dixie Fire destroyed most

Drought

Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

Photo: Sunset at Papago Park in Phoenix An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought. Phoenix, which is seeing some of the highest temperatures this week, tied a

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