• California wildfire spans 6,000 acres  Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    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.

  • 19 Elite Firefighters Killed in AZ Wildfire  Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Blistering Heat Sparks Deadly Wildfires  Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a fierce heat wave is sweeping through the West where 19 elite firefighters were killed battling Arizona wildfires.

  • Colorado Fires Kill Two, Destroy Hundreds of Homes  Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Wildfires Burn Out of Control In Colorado  Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    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.

  • California Fire Line  Friday, 3 May 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    NBC's Aymen Mohyeldin reports that thousands of homes are under threat from wildfires in California.

  • Weather Extremes Leave Parts of US Grid Buckling Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    A police car drives down a tornado-ravaged street March 3, 2012 in Henryville, Indiana. Dozens of people were killed as severe weather and tornados ripped through the South and Midwest on March 02, 2012.

    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.

  • Raging Colorado Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 11:06 AM ET
    A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    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.

  • Insurance Industry Grapples With Climate Change Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city

    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.

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  • Oil Rich Alberta Province on Fire  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:03 AM ET

    Some entire towns in Alberta have been burned to the ground, reports Ted Henley, Alberta's 660News.

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