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A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
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Weary California Crews Prepare for More Wildfires

Firefighters scoured charred hillsides north of San Diego on Saturday to guard against a resurgence of flames that ripped through the region, while the last of tens of thousands of evacuees prepared to return home. For those battling a series of blazes for days, the relief was mixed with a sense of dread that drought-sapped vegetation, high temperatures and low humidity portend a long fire season ahead.

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Smoke plumes rise behind the  Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Calmer Winds Help Tame California Wildfires

Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for adding fuel to one of the nearly dozen blazes.

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Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Humans Cause Vast Majority of Wildfires Nationally

More than 72,600 wildfires are reported in the U.S. each year and humans are the primary cause, starting roughly six times more blazes than lightning strikes in a given year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, which tracked fire causes between 2001 and 2013.

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A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
A wildfire climbs a canyon toward homes Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Carlsbad as Southern California is in the grip of a heat wave. (AP Photo)
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Raging Wildfires Threaten San Diego Suburbs

Officials say hundreds of new evacuation orders have been issued for the Southern California city of San Marcos where a wildfire continues burning out of control.

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A sailboat washed ashore by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Global warming is rapidly turning America into a stormy and dangerous place the National Climate Assessment concluded. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
A sailboat washed ashore by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Global warming is rapidly turning America into a stormy and dangerous place the National Climate Assessment concluded. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
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Report: Climate Change Already Affects US

When it came time to deliver a new federal report detailing what global warming is doing to America and the dire forecast for the future, President Barack Obama turned to the pros who regularly deliver the bad news about wild weather: TV meteorologists.

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Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, right, at a press conference Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska.The university is one of six locations picked for drone research.  (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, right, at a press conference Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska.The university is one of six locations picked for drone research. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
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Media Outlets Challenge Ban on News Drones

More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.

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Controlled burn warning in Freehold (Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Bill Targets Prescribed Burns [AUDIO]

With a goal of lessening the likelihood of massive forest fires in New Jersey, reintroduced legislation would set standards for state-run controlled burns, and allow private individuals to conduct such burns on their own property.

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A worker inspects damage to a house at the top of a slow-motion landslide in Jackson, Wyo., on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
A worker inspects damage to a house at the top of a slow-motion landslide in Jackson, Wyo., on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
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Creeping Landslide Devouring Wyoming Town

No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

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