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California enters severe drought

California enters severe drought

California is currently experiencing another drought, with much of the state facing extreme conditions. In late April, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties in northern California. On May 10, he extended the emergency to...

A west coast in flames — how to prepare for emergencies

A west coast in flames — how to prepare for emergencies

This year, many Americans have experienced surprising and unfortunate events including the worst fire season in the West Coast. In California, there has been a record-breaking 3.2 million acres burned so far, according to the L.A. Times. When the California fire issue...

Column: California burning — The fire in my backyard

Column: California burning — The fire in my backyard

When you catch the coronavirus, you experience coughing and shortness of breath, usually accompanied by bad headaches, a sore throat and congestion. Later comes a high fever, occasional chills, a sudden loss of taste and smell. You feel tired and nauseous; your immune...

Wildfires plague Australia

Wildfires plague Australia

The wildfires in Australia rampaged through many bushland areas, border states and even major cities of the country. Fires have occurred in every state of Australia, hitting New South Wales the hardest, and even seen in cities like Melbourne and Sydney, according to...

California’s Wildfires and Mudslides Explained

California’s Wildfires and Mudslides Explained

In the aftermath of the recent mudslides in southern California that resulted in unprecedented devastation in parts of Santa Barbara County, many are coming to grips with the fact that some of the most destructive consequences of the historic 2017 California wildfire...