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  • 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.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • Wildfires Partner Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET