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Santa Ana winds die down in California, lessening fire threat

Santa Ana winds that drove fires through two Southern California areas have died down but flames that destroyed dozens of homes continue to rage.

Death toll jumps to 25 as California battles wildfires

Powerful winds are expected to sweep through California on Sunday, exacerbating three major fires that have killed at least 25 people, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of residents.

California's destructive Ferguson fire explodes overnight

The Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park spread to 33,743 acres Monday morning, but firefighters increased containment to 13 percent, authorities reported.

Firefighters lose control as Thomas fire grows larger

Carpinteria - The Thomas fire in Southern California has now become the fifth-largest wildfire on record in the state. Containment of the massive blaze slipped from 15 to 10 percent as high winds spread the fire from Ventura County into Santa Barbara County.

Ebola-proof Android tablet helps aid workers in West Africa

Google has developed an Ebola-proof tablet for use by health workers in Sierra Leone. It can resist the storms and high humidity of West Africa and can be dipped into antibacterial chlorine after use.

Nanotechnology helps contain Ebola

One problem affecting the containment of Ebola is the cost and complexity of diagnosing the disease when a patient is first seen. As a way forwards, researchers have developed a rapid, photonic device that can provide simple and accurate detection.

King wildfire containment may be hampered by high winds

CalFire and USFS crews have made good progress on containing the King wildfire in Northern California last night, even though the fire grew 2,000 acres, from 87,5 92 acres to 89,574 acres. Containment has now reached 37 percent as of Tuesday.

Las Vegas-area wildfire has consumed 25,500 acres since July 1 Special

Las Vegas - The wildfire raging west of the Las Vegas Valley was started by a lightning strike on July 1 and since then it has consumed more than 25,000 acres. The costs of fighting it are nearing $6 million and counting.

Daiichi reactor melting temperature came within hours of tsunami

Tokyo - Japanese officials have given up a latest attempt at stabilizing the No.1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility and records released by TEPCO reveal the reactor's core temperature reached melting point within hours of the tsunami impact.

Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima confirmed, plans to be ‘revised’

Tokyo - Japanese officials have finally admitted what had long been suspected: a nuclear meltdown at the crippled Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant has occurred, with a pool of molten fuel discovered at the bottom of its No.1 reactor.

No Containment in Sight for Southern California Wild Fires Special

At six o’clock this morning there was a vast black cloud with wispy inky fingers reaching for the sky hanging over the mountains to the east of Los Angeles.

Fish Virus Update: Proof of Bait Purchase

Western, NY-- Fisherman now need proof of their purchase of live bait that they will be using in any of the lakes in New York state. Anyone caught without their proof of purchase will be fined up to $250.
 

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Members of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit set oil containment boom at Sherman Cove aboard the base to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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