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California wildfires: ‘If this town recovers, it will take years’

Climate Change Is Already Making Hurricanes Wetter, Study Confirms

New research published in Nature Wednesday has confirmed that some of the most destructive hurricanes to pummel the U.S. in the past decade were made worse by climate change.

Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people in Louisiana, Hurricane Irma, which devastated the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. last year, and Hurricane Maria, which killed nearly 3,000 in Puerto Rico, were five to 10 percent wetter because of global warming, scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found…

 

California wildfires: ‘If this town recovers, it will take years’

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The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 [Josh Edelson/AFP] [Daylife]

At least 63 are now dead in the US’ deadliest wildfire in a century as officials announced they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting.

The nearly 570 square kilometre blaze in northern California was 40 percent contained, the state fire agency said on Thursday, and firefighters succeeded in slowing the flames’ advance towards populated areas.

Who is to blame for California wildfires?

More than 450 searchers were assigned to look for remains in Paradise, which was all but destroyed on November, and in outlying areas such as…

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