Lighter Winds Help Crews Gain On California WildfiresThe calmer winds and the possibility of rain later in the week should help crews tamp down the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history.
Washington Firefighters To Help Fight California WildfiresSome 65 firefighters and seven wildland fire engines from Washington's Department of Natural Resources are traveling to northern California to help in the effort to contain wildfires that have killed over two dozen people.
Trump Confronts The Tricky Politics Of Natural DisastersPresident Donald Trump confronts the political risks and potential gains that come with leading the federal government's response to a deadly and destructive natural disaster.
Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk FasterAbout 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.
Legislature Approves Landslide Mapping Bill; Goes To InsleeA bill requiring the state to expand detailed mapping of landslide and other geologic risks has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.