Mark Kaufman

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When will this terrible wildfire season in California end?

Rain will be the antidote to the worst of this California fire season. Most years, some rains would have already arrived. But California’s grasses, woodlands, and...

California’s Camp Fire becomes deadliest in state history, and numbers may grow

After transforming the once tranquil town of Paradise, California into charred automobiles and tales of horror, the Camp Fire takes its infamous spot as the deadliest...

Space photos show smoke smothering a burning California

Fires at opposite ends of California have smothered the Golden State in smoke.  Fall may be here, but rapidly-moving flames are still torching the exceptionally dry...

Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tomb

At an excavation of a pharaoh’s 4,500-year-old pyramid complex, Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats — in addition to 100 ornate cat...

How you can help the victims of California’s potent wildfires

The California fire season should be winding down by autumn, but it’s alive and well. The Camp Fire largely turned Paradise — a town of over 26,000 —...

Firefighters slam Trump’s illogical tweet about out-of-control California fires

As thousands of firefighters battled uncontrolled flames in both Northern and Southern California on Saturday, President Trump tweeted out an ill-informed, distorted...

A man-eating tiger is dead. And that’s good for other tigers.

After killing and eating more than a dozen villagers in India over the last two years, an elusive tigress was shot dead by government-hired hunters on November 2. ...

How California erupted in flames overnight

Newly-born fires torched bone-dry Northern and Southern California throughout the night of November 8. One deadly blaze in particular, the Camp Fire, ripped through...

The EPA completely axed its climate change websites. But why are NASA’s still live?

Sometime during the night of October 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) eliminated over 80 climate change websites — many of the last...