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Judge threatens to force PG&E to hire more tree trimmers

A federal judge threatened to force PG&E to hire more tree trimmers to reduce the chances of its electrical grid igniting fires in Northern California.

Firefighters, tenants injured in Glendale apartment fire

A fire in an apartment building in a Los Angeles suburb injured eight people Thursday, including two firefighters who crashed through a collapsing first floor and landed in the burning basement.

South Philly explosion caused by crack in gas main, officials say

Officials say a crack in a 92-year-old natural gas main led to the explosion that devastated a South Philadelphia block last month.

Australian Wildfire Smoke Stokes Health Fears In Cities

The sun has glowed an eerie red behind a brown shrouded sky for weeks over Australian metropolitan areas that usually rank high in the world’s most livable cities indexes.

Man Charged With Arson In Fire That Burned Several Buildings

Arson charges have been filed against a man accused of setting a large fire that started in an apartment building under construction and soon spread to several other buildings.

Earthquake Forecast For Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely

Forecasting earthquakes is not a strict prediction – it’s more like a weather forecast. Puerto Rico features heavily in the earthquake forecast.

Severe Weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan Leaves 54 Dead

Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 54 people dead.

Experts Warn Puerto Rico Not Prepared for Big Earthquakes

A flurry of earthquakes in Puerto Rico - topped by a magnitude 6.4 temblor that killed one person and damaged hundreds of buildings - has many accusing the government of being caught unready again.

Witness recalls panic after children swept to sea in Oregon

A powerful wave caught a family by surprise, sweeping a man, his 4-year-old son and his 7-year-old daughter into the surf.

U.S. House passes legislation to address PFAS chemical contamination

The U.S. House on passed Friday a sweeping package of measures that would establish federal regulations for toxic, persistent chemicals known as PFAS and compel cleanup of contaminated areas.