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It's getting harder and harder to fight forest fires. CNBC's Eric Chemi takes a serious look at the costs and numbers plaguing the fire-fighting industry.
NBC's Leanne Gregg reports from Chelan, Washington, on the battle against wildfires out west.
NBC's Joe Fryer reports on massive wildfires still burning in California, where 2,500 firefighters are on the ground.
Nine thousand firefighters are working on 21 major California fires. NBC News' Joe Fryer reports on the hot and dry conditions there.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd expects two oil sands projects in northern Alberta to return to normal rates of production this week, the company said on Monday, more than two weeks after output was first shut in by wildfires. Fellow Canadian oil company Cenovus Energy Inc also evacuated its 135,000 bpd Foster Creek project in northern...
CALGARY, Alberta, June 4- Production at two of Canada's major oil sands operations remained suspended on Thursday as wildfires continue to rage in northern Alberta. Cenovus Energy Inc's 135,000 barrel per day Foster Creek oil sands project and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd's 80,000 bpd Primrose site have been shut for a week after staff were evacuated when a...
CALGARY, Alberta, June 3- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Wednesday it is ramping up production at its 30,000 barrel per day Kirby South oil sands project in northern Alberta as the wildfire threat in the region eases. The company was forced to cut production to 12,000 bpd last week because of wildfire disruptions. Spokeswoman Julie Woo said only minor...
CALGARY, Alberta, June 2- The threat of wildfires to oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta eased on Tuesday as two companies forced to evacuate staff from the region began checking equipment abandoned for more than a week, though production has not yet resumed. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Tuesday its staff are making safety checks at its...
CALGARY, Alberta, June 1- Firefighters made progress battling wildfires in northern Alberta on Monday that have shut in 10 percent of total oil sands production, and workers began returning to some sites to assess damage. The Western Canadian province of Alberta is the major source of U.S. oil imports. The wildfire hazard in the Lac la Biche region, where Cenovus...
CALGARY, Alberta, June 1- Firefighters made progress tackling wildfires in the key oil-producing region of northern Alberta on Monday, although a number of oil sands projects stayed shut down, keeping around 10 percent of total oil sands production offline. The Western Canadian province of Alberta is the major source of U.S. oil imports. The wildfire hazard in...
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.
Firefighters in California continue to battle a blaze that has destroyed or damaged homes, businesses and two churches.
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.
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.
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.
The Weather Channel's Julie Martin reports on the wild fires spreading across Southern California. Approximately 1800 acres have burned east of Los Angeles.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on unexpected wildfires near Los Angeles. Park rangers have updated the fire danger level to extreme.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports how a record-breaking dry spell in California is affecting farmers and crops.
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.
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.