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.» Read More
A massive and fast moving wildfire is sweeping through Southern California. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen shows a video of the 6,000 acre fire in Banning, California.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest details on record-breaking heat in the Western part of the U.S. which sparked a series of wildfires and sent temperature to a blistering 132 degrees in some parts of the country.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports a fierce heat wave is sweeping through the West where 19 elite firefighters were killed battling Arizona wildfires.
Wildfires near Colorado Springs continue to burn out of control. The largest fire in Colorado history has killed two people who were trying to escape and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Nearly 100 homes and up to 12,000 acres may have been destroyed by wildfires in Colorado. Despite a steady assault, crews have not been able to control the flames. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
NBC's Aymen Mohyeldin reports that thousands of homes are under threat from wildfires in California.
From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms, the New York Times reports.
Colorado Springs officials say hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy.
To what degree a catastrophic event might be caused by climate change is impossible to measure at this stage, so global warming isn’t being directly priced into insurance premiums.
With the ever-growing encroachment of people into formerly rural, wildfire-prone areas you have the recipe for disaster — and a potential opportunity for businesses with products designed to help homeowners cope with the fires.
Some entire towns in Alberta have been burned to the ground, reports Ted Henley, Alberta's 660News.