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Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018Environment

Housing Crisis Concerns Grow As Camp Fire Continues To Burn

By Eric Westervelt

Butte County is among the poorest in California. Residents whose homes were destroyed are now in a tough spot as the county doesn't have enough existing housing for the thousands who are displaced.

  • November 15th 2018 at 23:26

How Santa Rosa, Calif., Is Rebuilding A Year After The Destructive Tubbs Fire

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Guhin, assistant city manager for Santa Rosa, Calif., about how the city is rebuilding after the 2017 Tubbs Fire, which destroyed 5,636 buildings.

  • November 15th 2018 at 22:58
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Camp Fire Missing-Persons List Grows To More Than 300 Names

By Emily Sullivan
A search and rescue worker, looking for Camp Fire victims, carries Susie Q. to safety after the cadaver dog fell through rubble at the Holly Hills Mobile Estates on Wednesday in Paradise, Calif.

At least 56 people have died in the Northern California blaze, which has destroyed entire neighborhoods and continues to burn. Meanwhile, Butte County says about 300 people are missing.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

  • November 15th 2018 at 13:38

Smoke From California Wildfires Affecting Millions Of People Far From Fire Zones

By Raquel Dillon

The massive wildfires in California have raised concerns about air quality for vulnerable populations, such as children and people with heart or lung conditions.

  • November 14th 2018 at 23:53

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits California To See Destruction From Wildfires

By Kirk Siegler

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited two wildfire areas in California on Wednesday. The administration and the state have clashed over the reasons behind the fires and the state's fire management.

  • November 14th 2018 at 22:24

Are There Ways To Make Towns Less Vulnerable To Wildfires?

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Paige St. John about how Paradise, Calif., residents practiced fire evacuation drills, but given a population boom, the plans were inadequate.

  • November 14th 2018 at 22:24

California's Largest Utility Providers Face Pressure As Wildfires Continue To Burn

By Ted Goldberg

Wildfires ravaging California have led to intense scrutiny of the state's largest utility companies. PG&E and SoCal Edison say their infrastructure may be tied to some of the biggest blazes.

  • November 14th 2018 at 22:24

Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey โ€” And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

By Rebecca Hersher
Downtown Houston flooded by rain from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29, 2017. The buildings in the region exacerbated rainfall from the storm, according to a new study.

The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

  • November 14th 2018 at 19:01

Paradise Fire Leaves Most Residents Homeless

By Eric Westervelt

Most of the town of Paradise is now homeless. What happens to the town and what happens to the 27,000 without homes in northern California?

  • November 14th 2018 at 11:25

News Brief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

By Eric Westervelt

The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. Britain's prime minister presents a Brexit plan to her Cabinet Wednesday. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

  • November 14th 2018 at 11:15

Paradise Fire Leaves Most Residence Homelss

By Eric Westervelt

Most of the town of Paradise is now homeless. What happens to the town and what happens to the 27,000 without homes in northern California?

  • November 14th 2018 at 11:25

Newsbrief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

By Eric Westervelt

The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. British Prime Minister Theresa May presents a Brexit plan to her cabinet today. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

  • November 14th 2018 at 11:15

The Latest On What's Now The Deadliest Wildfire In California History

By Kirk Siegler

At least 42 are dead in Butte County, Calif., where a devastating fire tore through the small town of Paradise and other communities. Many residents were left with nothing. Hundreds are still missing.

  • November 14th 2018 at 00:00

Mayor Of Paradise, Calif., Says Her Town Is Determined To Rebuild After Wildfire

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jody Jones, mayor of Paradise, Calif., about the damage wildfires have had to her town, and about the people who are still missing.

  • November 13th 2018 at 22:25

Why The California Wildfires Are So Hard To Contain

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Brian Rice, president of California Professional Firefighters, about the struggle to contain the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif.

  • November 13th 2018 at 22:25

Do You Know Someone Missing As The Camp Fire Burns?

Sheriff deputies walk through a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire near Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 10.

Authorities estimate hundreds could still be missing in Northern California's Camp Fire. ​Are you searching for a friend or loved one, or do you know someone who is?

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • November 13th 2018 at 19:34

"The New Abnormal": Wildfires And Climate Change

Human activity is making wildfires more frequent and more severe.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • November 13th 2018 at 16:06

California Wildfires Now Deadliest On Record

The wildfires in California have matched the deadliest on record. And the president weighed in on Twitter about the cause of the fire. There is no reason for these massive,

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • November 12th 2018 at 17:06

California Wildfires Continue To Threaten Life And Property

By Mandalit del Barco

Two massive wildfires continue to threaten California's Ventura and northwestern Los Angeles county. Driven by high winds and dry conditions, they've forced evacuation of 75,000 homes.

  • November 12th 2018 at 22:24

Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott Discusses Wildfires Ravaging California

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott about the raging wildfires in California.

  • November 12th 2018 at 22:24
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