Caldor fire advances towards Lake Tahoe as communities clouded in smoke | California

[ad_1] A wind-driven wildfire continued to advance towards Lake Tahoe, clouding the alpine vacation and tourist spot on the California-Nevada state line in a sickly yellow layer of smoke. The Caldor fire on Wednesday evening was less than two dozen miles (37km) from Lake Tahoe, at times burning 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of land an … Read more

‘Fire weather’: dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds | Climate crisis in the American west

[ad_1] The hot, dry and windy weather conditions fueling the huge wildfires that have besieged the western US this summer have increased in frequency over the past 50 years, a new study has found. Since 1973, global heating has desiccated the west, driving increases in “fire weather” days from the Pacific coast to the Great … Read more