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The cost of natural disasters in 2018: US$155 billion

This year was the fourth-costliest on record for the insurance industry despite a drop in total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes.

A tale of two wildfires: devastation highlights California’s stark divide

Some escaped Malibu by yacht while people fled Paradise on foot. But both cities face a brutal new normal, writes the scholar and urban theorist Mike Davis.

Why it’s so hard to help pets in natural disasters

We’ve learned a lot about handling animal care and sheltering needs in disasters

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system

"We have to build an emergency management system that is ready to handle the new situation we are dealing with." Rob Lewin, Director, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

Entire city of Malibu evacuated as fires race through Southern California

Fast-moving wildfires have forced thousands of evacuations, including the entire city of Malibu and a sprawling naval base.

Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross

The damage caused by natural disasters including cyclones, floods and bushfires has been higher in Australia than most other countries during the past decade, a new report has found.

Smoke gets in their eyes: British Colombia wildfires to impact air quality for rest of August

Environment Canada's index also shows considerable improvement for some communities.

His house survived a devastating wildfire. Now, it’s an island in the ashes.

In October 2017, the city of Santa Rosa was hit by the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California state history.

2017 set a record for losses from natural disasters

Insurers are set to pay out a record $135 billion to cover losses from natural disasters in 2017.

Major environmental disasters: October 2017

Historic wildfires in California last month could cost insurers as much as US$8 billion. See the list of major environmental disasters in October 2017.

Wildfires ravage Northern California with shocking speed

Emergency Management - Northern California wildfires claim at least 15 lives as more than 100K acres burn

Longer, fiercer fire seasons the new normal with climate changes

Firefighters in the West are starting to see it every year: an earlier start to the fire season and millions of acres of forest and range burned or ablaze as the summer just begins to heat up. At least 60 large blazes are currently devouring parts of the West, threatening to make 2017 a record-breaking ...

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