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California wildfire evacuates 160; Nevada gets smoked

A rapidly spreading wildfire in the forested hills east of Sacramento, Calif. forced 160 residents to evacuate and blanketed Reno, Nevada in a layer of smoky haze Sunday.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Reno, NV

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KIII

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

14, 2014. . A tourist waits for her flight to Tijuana from Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, North America, World News, Mexico, San Lucas, CA, us Travel, Travel

WHAS11

Hawaii road crews preparing for approach of lava

Road crews on Hawaii's Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency reported Sunday that the lava flow had advanced about 150 yards since Saturday.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption

The Lebanon Daily News

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Geology, Science, Covelo, CA, Mendocino County, CA

The Union

Dog Bar Fire burning at 306 acres, 20% containment, in South County

A wildfire has grown to 25 acres along Dog Bar Road in South County, near Wolf Creek and Tiger Tail roads, threatening multiple structures. Heavy smoke from the fire along Dog Bar Road in South County can be seen from the waters of Rollins Lake.

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Alta Sierra, CA, Nevada County, CA, Grass Valley, CA

Monterey County Herald

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.

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Related Topix: Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Weather, Drought, Monterey County, CA

Star Tribune

Dozens of homes evacuated in wildfires in Northern, Southern California, 2 homes destroyed

A wildfire in Northern California destroyed two homes while a much larger blaze proved stubborn amid high temperatures and dry brush in Southern California. The Northern California blaze broke out shortly after 2 p.m. in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and grew to 250 acres, destroying two homes and three outbuildings, said Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Related Topix: California, Wildfire, Fire, Alta Sierra, CA

The Daily Record

In California drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field -- hundreds of them -- are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly south in an annual migration that brings 350 species to California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Drought, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations, Flood, Los Banos, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Hotter temperatures, elevated fire danger forecast for Southern California

The Southland heat wave is showing no signs of easing up, with three-to-five degree increases forecast for today, according to the National Weather Service. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over the area, resulting in an extended period of heat for the region, which combined with rising humidity and dry conditions will result in elevated fire danger and an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Heat Wave, Woodland Hills, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Pasadena, CA

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Castanet.net

Hurricane Odile intensifying

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Odile's maximum sustained winds had increased to 80 by late Saturday morning. Its centre was about 505 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California and moving to the northwest at 6 mph .

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Silverado Fire: 1,600 acres burned, 10 percent contained

Helicopters drop water on a wildfire burning near a home in Silverado Canyon in eastern Orange County on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA, Orange County, CA, Wildfire

KXXV-TV Waco

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Weather, Drought, Knights Landing, CA, Yuba City, CA, Nature Conservancy, Charitable Organizations, Flood

The Tribune

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, India, Flood

KNUS-AM Aurora

Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Hawaii County, HI

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

30 homes near California fire ordered evacuated

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Related Topix: Fire, Santa Ana, CA, Wildfire, Silverado, CA

Los Angeles Times

Brush fire erupts in hills above Corona, quickly grows to 50 acres

Water-dropping aircraft were hitting a brush fire that broke out in the hills above Corona on Friday, just as a multiday heat wave was starting to take hold. The fire, reported shortly before 11 a.m. near Silverado Canyon, had grown to 50 acres as of 11:25 a.m. It was burning toward Cleveland National Forest as a water-dropping helicopter made multiple drops, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Corona, CA, Wildfire, Silverado, CA

St. Cloud Times

Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected tonight

The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday. Second solar storm hits Earth, auroras expected tonight The second of two solar storms, in the form of a coronal mass ejection from a solar flare, hit Earth as predicted midday Friday.

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Related Topix: Solar Flare, Boulder, CO, Science / Technology, Space

WHAS11

Tropical Storm Edouard forms in far eastern Atlantic; forecast to stay out to sea

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the fifth named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has sustained winds of 40 mph and was centered about 1,000 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. No coastal warnings or watches are in effect.

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Brandon Sun

Where is the Ebola outbreak going? Nowhere good, experts increasingly warn

The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa may be pushing the world towards a viral disaster, a commentary published in Friday's New York Times suggests. The article reveals that experts are worried ongoing transmission of the virus through people runs the risk of giving rise to mutations that will allow Ebola to spread through the air, like some of the world's most contagious viruses.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Epidemic, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health

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