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Deadly California mudslide ‘like Niagara falls’ as hills turn to rivers of debris

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Inside a home in Montecito, California, which was hit by the mudslide. Photograph: Reuters

At least 17 people have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise, after heavy rains caused a violent mudslide exacerbated by recent wildfire damage

January 10, 2018 — The mud cascaded down scorched, blackened slopes still blanketed with ash. With no trees or vegetation to slow the surge it swept rocks and boulders from the Verdugo mountains into a thunderous river. Continue reading Deadly California mudslide ‘like Niagara falls’ as hills turn to rivers of debris

Firefighters ‘turn a corner’ but deadly California wildfires continue

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The ruins of houses are seen near Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

40 confirmed dead and at least 5,700 homes and businesses destroyed

October 15, 2017 — With winds dying down, fire officials said on Sunday they had apparently “turned a corner” against wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week. Thousands got the all-clear to return home. Continue reading Firefighters ‘turn a corner’ but deadly California wildfires continue

California wildfires: 29 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

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Firefighters fight a blaze in Anaheim Hills, in southern California. Around 8,000 firefighters are working across the state. Photograph: Palle/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

Unprecedented wildfires raging in California’s wine country leave enormous devastation as fire agency says situation still ‘very serious’

October 12, 2017 — The death toll climbed to 29 on Thursday as wildfires continue to blaze almost completely out of control in California’s wine country and firefighters expect weather conditions to take a turn for the worse. Continue reading California wildfires: 29 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

California wildfires: 21 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

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Fires burn near vineyards in Napa County late Tuesday evening. ‘We’re still not out of the woods, it’s a very serious situation.’ Photograph: Palle/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock

Unprecedented fires raging in California’s wine country leave ‘enormous devastation’ with foreboding weather conditions expected

October 11, 2017 — The death toll has climbed to 21 as wildfires continue to blaze almost completely out of control in California’s wine country, and firefighters expect weather conditions to take a turn for the worse. Continue reading California wildfires: 21 dead as winds threaten to worsen out-of-control blaze

California Floods Linked to Atmospheric Water Vapor “Rivers”

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Long, narrow bands of water vapor in the atmosphere delivered heavy rainfall that strained and damaged the spillway of northern California’s Oroville Dam in February 2017. New research investigates the relationship between floods and atmospheric rivers in California. Credit: Kelly M. Grow/California Department of Water Resources

Narrow atmospheric streams of water vapor that deliver heavy rains are more commonly associated with floods and debris flows in northern California than with flash floods in southern California

September 26, 2017 — Around the world, huge streams of water vapor known as atmospheric rivers can generate heavy rain or snow as they flow over land. Just a few atmospheric rivers, each typically more than 2,000 kilometers long and less than 1,000 kilometers Continue reading California Floods Linked to Atmospheric Water Vapor “Rivers”

Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California

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Houses hanging over a cliff in Pacifica, San Mateo County, California. Storms and powerful waves have been intensifying erosion in the area. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models

July 26, 2017 — Three Californian communities have launched legal action against some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and coal companies, seeking compensation for the current and future costs Continue reading Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California

California Adopts New Laws to Fight Climate Change, Despite New Government Policy

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Being the world’s sixth largest economy, California keeps implementing the most strict laws against climate change and the greenhouse gas effect. Its major aim is towards decreasing the carbon emission by focusing on transportation

January 21, 2017 — Against all odds, California keeps fighting for a green future. Thirty seven minutes after Trump got sworn into the U.S. Presidency, California released new measures to take action against climate change. The measures will aim towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent of 1990 levels by 2030. Continue reading California Adopts New Laws to Fight Climate Change, Despite New Government Policy

Climate Alarmists Will Miss California’s Drought

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Nicasio Reservoir stands at 100 percent of capacity on January 12, 2017, in Nicasio, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Well the rains came after all to California and it was the answer to prayer for many citizens. For others the rain was a splash in the face, so to speak

January 21, 2017 — California’s seven-year drought came in very handy for climate conspirators. Their heat hysteria convinced gullible legislators that only by seizing control of the economy and tightening the noose of regulation around people’s lives could a weather wipeout be avoided. Continue reading Climate Alarmists Will Miss California’s Drought

California Takes An Unprecedented Stand Against Climate Change

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is one of the nation’s leading climate change activists. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The state is extending its ambitious goals for slashing greenhouse gas emissions

September 10, 2016 — California is extending its plan to drastically cut carbon emissions for another 10 years under a pair of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday, marking a major step forward in the fight against climate change.  Continue reading California Takes An Unprecedented Stand Against Climate Change

Massive fires rage in California

Flames blown by strong winds close in on homes at the Sand Fire on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, California. Fueled by temperatures reaching about 108 degrees fahrenheit, the wildfire began yesterday has grown to 11,000 acres. / AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW
Flames blown by strong winds close in on homes at the Sand Fire on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, California. Fueled by temperatures reaching about 108 degrees fahrenheit, the wildfire began yesterday has grown to 11,000 acres. / AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW

At least one person has died in the blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes

LOS ANGELES, USA (Aug. 2, 2016) — Thousands of firefighters continued to battle huge wildfires in California on Monday, August 1, where a prolonged drought has left vegetation tinder-dry.  Continue reading Massive fires rage in California