Stories tagged: "wildfires"


The Oak Park Motel was destroyed by the flames of the Beachie Creek Fire east of Salem, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.  (Rob Schumacher/Statesman-Journal via AP, Pool)
Experts Warn of Mass Migrations in as Little as 30 Years as America Grapples With Changing Climate

New research model shows large swaths of the United States will become uninhabitable due to rising heat, humidity, and sea levels.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden’s Plan for the Climate Is Focused on Clean Jobs. Trump Says ‘It Will Start Getting Cooler.’

Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.

Lindsay Royals (Image via Facebook)
With No Notice, Oregon Woman Had 20 Minutes to Get Out of Her House Before it Went Up in Flames

Lindsay Royals and her fiancé only had time to get their four cats, two dogs, and Royals' wedding dress into the car before fleeing.