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Los Angeles Fire: Why Southern California Is Burning This Time

The Thomas Fire spread through the hills above Ventura, in the northern greater Los Angeles megalopolis, with the speed of a hurricane. Driven by 50 mph Santa Ana winds—bone-dry katabatic air moving at freeway speeds out of the Mojave desert—the fire transformed overnight from a 5,000-acre burn in a charming ...

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In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a tanker truck overturned on a road in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, hundreds of people rushed toward the vehicle to collect the spilled and leaking fuel. Using buckets, bottles and cans, they scooped up some of the 5,500 gallons of fuel that was gushing onto the ...

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How a Blimp Crashed and Caught Fire at the US Open

Blimps take to the skies in search of a singular goal: your eyeballs. Thursday morning, one did just that, for all the wrong reasons: A blimp cruising over the US Open golf tournament in Erin Hills, Wisconsin appeared to deflate and crumple, then caught fire and crashed in a plume ...

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Attackers Open Fire at Nightclub in Istanbul, Killing 35

BURSA, Turkey — Attackers dressed in Santa Claus suits opened fire inside a packed Istanbul nightclub shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more, Turkish officials said. Gov. Vasip Sahin of Istanbul Province called it a terrorist attack. The attack occurred about ...

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Factory fire kills at least 20 in Bangladesh

Firefighters work to put out a fire at a packaging factory in Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, Bangladesh Sept. 10, 2016.(Photo: A.M. Ahad, AP) At least 20 people were killed and dozens more injured in a fire Saturday at a packaging factory in Bangladesh, according to multiple news reports. The ...

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The Mesmerizing Math of a Wind Turbine on Fire

[embedded content] Sometimes you see something that just catches your eye. In this case, a mesmerizing video of a wind turbine on fire. Why is it on fire? Probably due to high winds. When wind speed exceeds a certain point, you must lock the rotation with a brake or rotate the blades so they ...

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Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar’s forests 1,000 years ago

There’s no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet’s physical environment, particularly over the last few centuries, with the rise of modern industry, transportation, and infrastructure. But as new research shows, humans have been transforming the landscape, with lasting impacts, since long before the start ...

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