"A fresh spate of Southern California wildfires roared to life on Thursday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as the region faced a second day of explosively fierce Santa Ana winds that have fanned flames, displacing thousands of residents."
"Even after several years of devastating wind-driven fires in Southern California, forecasters fear that the next two days could bring new levels of danger."
"Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research, threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities."
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"In 1991, flames swept into the Oakland and Berkeley hills, killing more than two dozen people and destroying more than 2,000 homes."
"A new fire early Monday threatened homes and prompted evacuations in Los Angeles while 400 miles to the north, the Kincade Fire nearly doubled in size as it neared the city of Santa Rosa."
"Firefighters in Los Angeles, Sonoma and San Bernardino counties are battling fires that have spread across the region."
"Fierce storms and rising seas are causing existential angst for communities in Alaska, Arizona and other states on the front line of the climate crisis"
"Residents in 16 California counties have been warned that Wednesday may bring more intentional power shutoffs to over 200,000 customers."
"Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back trees and takes other safety measures, the utility’s chief executive said on Friday."