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California’s Alisal Fire has prompted evacuations, road and Amtrak closures. And the heavy winds are making it hard to tame

The 13,400-acre fire, burning 20 miles northwest of Santa Barbara in Refugio Canyon, was 5% contained as of late Tuesday. The fire grew quickly after sparking on Monday, officials said. The cause is unknown. “Significant fire activity continues with critically …

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Summer and winter are clashing, delivering tornadic weather and feet of snow

There’s a “big temperature contrast across the country as a battle of the seasons commences,” said the Weather Prediction Center. Cooler-than-average temperatures have infiltrated the West, while above-average temperatures are occupying the East. Between the two competing air masses is …

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25% of all critical infrastructure in the US is at risk of failure due to flooding, new report finds

Today, one-in-four pieces of all critical infrastructure in the US — including police and fire stations, hospitals, airports and wastewater treatment facilities — face substantial risk of being rendered inoperable by flooding, according to a new report released today by …

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