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18Aug 18

How climate change is making wildfires more extreme

In summer 2018, California was fighting three huge fires at the same time. The one called the Mendocino Complex Fire was the largest ever recorded in the history of the state. High winds, high temperatures, and drought had created ideal conditions for wildfires. But California isn’t alone. Other places in…

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Video: The Big Burn from PBS American Experience

Video: Fighting California’s Wildfires: Footage from the Front Lines (2017)

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