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  • SYDNEY, Jan 8- Wildfires sweeping through southeast Australia are carrying with them the spectre of a silent killer for grapes growing in the nearby Adelaide Hills wine region. As fears grow that climate change is lengthening the time and severity of Australia's bushfire season, government funding to find a solution to the phenomenon is drying up.

  • Meet Lockheed Martin's fleet of firefighting drones   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Meet Lockheed Martin's fleet of firefighting drones

    Lockheed Martin wants to use its unmanned helicopter--the K-Max--as a firefighting tool. Check out the drone in action in video courtesy of Lockheed.

  • Wildfires destroy hundreds of homes   Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:15 AM ET
    Wildfires destroy hundreds of homes

    Firefighters in California continue to battle a blaze that has destroyed or damaged homes, businesses and two churches.

  • Wildfires in Northern California burn 100 homes   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Wildfires in Northern California burn 100 homes

    A wildfire threatening an entire town in Northern California is just one of a dozen major blazes burning across the state. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports from Weed, Calif.

  • Forest fire threatens illegal marijuana grows   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Forest fire threatens illegal marijuana grows

    A massive fire in Northern California has so far burned close to 12,000 acres and injured 12 people. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the costs to the state, as well as to marijuana growers.

  • LA wildfire dangers   Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    LA wildfire dangers

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a drought emergency has been declared in California which allows the state to hire more fire fighters. Wells also comments on earthquake insurance policies, 90 percent of California homes do not have quake insurance protection.

  • SoCal wild fires continue to rage   Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    SoCal wild fires continue to rage

    The Weather Channel's Julie Martin reports on the wild fires spreading across Southern California. Approximately 1800 acres have burned east of Los Angeles.

  • Fire rages near LA   Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Fire rages near LA

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on unexpected wildfires near Los Angeles. Park rangers have updated the fire danger level to extreme.

  • California drought spikes lettuce and tomato prices   Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    California drought spikes lettuce and tomato prices

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how a record-breaking dry spell in California is affecting farmers and crops.

  • Boardwalk blaze & Colorado floods   Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Boardwalk blaze & Colorado floods

    Nearly a year after Super Storm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, a fire has blazed through dozens of businesses on the Seaside Park boardwalk. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest. And NBC's Leanne Gregg reports from Boulder, Colorado, after 3 days of extremely heavy rain and floods killed at least 3 people.

  • Fire blazes through NJ boardwalk   Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    Fire blazes through NJ boardwalk

    Almost a year after Super Storm Sandy destroyed the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ, a fire blazed through dozens of businesses in Seaside Park. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.

  • Floods & fire, Colorado & Jersey   Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    Floods & fire, Colorado & Jersey

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the fire that destroyed the Seaside Park boardwalk, hitting an area recovering from Super Storm Sandy. Also, 3 days of heavy rain have triggered flooding in Colorado, killing at least 3 people. NBC's Leanne Gregg has the details.

  • Boardwalk blaze sweeps NJ shore town   Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    Boardwalk blaze sweeps NJ shore town

    An area rebuilt after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy was consumed by a raging fire on the boardwalk in Seaside Park, New Jersey on Thursday, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Fire englufs NJ's Seaside boardwalk   Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Fire englufs NJ's Seaside boardwalk

    An area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy is now battling a 6-alarm fire. Ted Greenburg, WCAU reporter, has the latest from the boardwalk in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

  • California fire rages   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    California fire rages

    Despite damage to a power station in Yosemite National Park, there hasn't been any disruptions, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. The city and county of San Francisco do not expect any disruption to water supply.

  • Massive wildfires blaze through California   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 1:03 PM ET
    Massive wildfires blaze through California

    One of the biggest wildfires in California is burning 135 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Massive wildfires sweep California   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    Massive wildfires sweep California

    Firefighters are battling back raging wildfires that are moving closer to urban communities, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Giant wildfire burns 15,000 acres   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Giant wildfire burns 15,000 acres

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest details on a raging wildfire that is threatening San Francisco utilities and spreading throughout the Western states.

  • Wildfires threaten California urban areas   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    Wildfires threaten California urban areas

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports wildfires are moving closer to San Francisco's water and power supplies.

  • Wildfires sweep western US   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:31 AM ET
    Wildfires sweep western US

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on wildfires spreading in the western part of the nation and is threatening San Francisco utilities.