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Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems, particularly among children and the elderly, have increased as fires in the region rage.
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 7:52 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply...
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This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a r
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AP News
August 22, 2019 - 6:28 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has...
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July 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
By Marianne Garvey, CNN (CNN) -- Oprah Winfrey got a "big mahalo" for opening her private road on her property in Maui to help people quickly escape a brush fire that broke out Thursday. Residents in the town of Maalaea and parts of Kihei were sent an evacuation notice on their phones, and flights...
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Forest fire.
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Molly Daly
April 24, 2019 - 4:02 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — It's peak wildfire season in New Jersey and state forest fire service officials held a telephone news conference late Wednesday morning to get the word out. Although you may think summer is prime wildfire time, state forest service Fire Warden Greg McLaughlin says...
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The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with identifying two men wanted in connection to the Spring Hill wildfire in Burlington County.
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Kim Glovas
April 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey State Police have released a photo (above) of two men they believe are connected to the wildfire in Burlington County two weeks ago. And they are asking the public to help identify the pair. The fire destroyed more than 11,000 acres of pinelands at the Penn...
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A pair of assembly committees listened to people discuss their plans to better protect the Pinelands from the kind of disastrous fires that are happening out west.
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David Madden
March 14, 2019 - 5:33 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A pair of assembly committees listened to people discuss their plans to better protect the Pinelands from the kind of disastrous fires that are happening out west. Experts insist it’s not a matter of if, but when and where the next major blaze happens in the region...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017 file photo, a firefighter holds a water hose while fighting a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. Investigators say the deadly 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in California's wine country was caused by a private electrical syst
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January 24, 2019 - 8:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a long-awaited report, state investigators said Thursday that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment belonging to embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. The state...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
January 14, 2019 - 4:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes...
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California's largest public utility provider could face murder or manslaughter charges if it were found responsible for causing the state's recent deadly wildfires, according to court documents filed by the state attorney general.
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December 30, 2018 - 3:54 pm
By Dakin Andone and Marlena Baldacci (CNN) — California's largest public utility provider could face murder or manslaughter charges if it were found responsible for causing the state's recent deadly wildfires, according to court documents filed by the state attorney general. Pacific Gas &...
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
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December 24, 2018 - 1:55 pm
By The Associated Press Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh. The cities of Parkland, Paradise and Pittsburgh became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a...
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