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Large wildfire engulfs forest in Chernobyl’s EXCLUSION ZONE

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A major blaze has broken out in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. The fire hit a forest some 20 kilometers away from the ill-famed nuclear power station. The blaze inside Chernobyl’s ‘dead zone’ in northern Ukraine started on Sunday when dry grass caught fire, the Read More

Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California

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(Reuters) – Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday. The aftermath of turbulence is seen on Compass Flight 5763 to Seattle, February 13, 2019 in this still picture obtained from social media video Read More

Cars submerged, vineyards flooded as storm slams California

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(Reuters) – Rain, snow and high winds slammed California on Wednesday, submerging cars and flooding vineyards as the wettest storm of the winter hit the U.S. West Coast, sparking weather warnings from Arizona to Washington state. Snow capped mountains are seen behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline, California, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Among Read More

U.S. emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign

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FILE PHOTO: FEMA Administrator Brock Long listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on preparations for hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said he would resign on Wednesday, after Read More

'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

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(Reuters) – A Pacific storm system known as the “Pineapple Express” threatened to dump up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and 8 feet (2.44 m) of snow on areas of California, raising risks of flooding and mudslides, meteorologists said on Wednesday. “The (Pineapple) Express is no joke,” said Bob Oravec, meteorologist with the Read More

'Pineapple Express' from Hawaii set to soak California

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(Reuters) – California is bracing for its wettest storm of the winter as the “Pineapple Express” is set to dump up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and 8 feet (2.44 m) of snow on areas of the state, raising risks of flooding and mudslides, meteorologists said. The weather system, known as an atmospheric Read More

Five PG&E directors to remain in revamped board

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp expects only five of its current 10-strong board to stand for reelection at an annual shareholder meeting in May, as it restructures after filing for bankruptcy last month because of potential liabilities from California wildfires. FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, Read More

Death toll in massive California wildfire revised down by one

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FILE PHOTO: A neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The death toll in California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire was revised down by one, to 85, on Thursday by a sheriff who said that remains initially thought to belong Read More

IBM develops new technology to help prevent power outages

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FILE PHOTO: The IBM logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – IBM Corp. has developed technology to predict and monitor when and where trees and vegetation threaten power lines which could help improve power supply operations and reduce outages, Read More

California utility PG&E vows more power shutdowns to prevent wildfire

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California utility PG&E Corp plans to increase the controversial practice of shutting off the power to communities at risk of wildfire when dangerous conditions such as high winds and dry heat are present. FILE PHOTO: A neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. Read More