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    The West Coast Go Up in Flames

    In August 2020, the West Coast of the United States erupted into flames, sending distress signals all throughout the country. The New York Times reported that the fires were originally started by lightning strikes; the largest strike earned the name ‘August Complex’. As of Sept. 13, 2020, more than 30 people have been confirmed dead due to the wildfires, with thousands of people being forced to evacuate their homes. Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden warned on Saturday that “climate change poses an imminent, existential threat to our way of life” and accused President Donald Trump, a climate sceptic, of denying “that reality”. According to The New York Times, “over five…

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    California Wildfires: Deadly and Devastating

    The California Wildfires began on Nov. 8th in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in Northern California. An updated article from The Washington Post reported that the fire killed 85 people, destroyed 14,000 residences and charred an area the size of Chicago. However, authorities expect the death toll to continue to rise; currently, 249 people are still unaccounted for. Crews are still sifting through the ash of what used to be buildings, searching for remains. While the rain did help to abate the fire, according to CNN, local authorities say the rain causes a whole host of problems, ranging from floods to mudslides to debris. The running debris and floodwater can be…

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    KimYe fans the flames, one private firefighter at a time

    The Kardashians have been feeling the burn from the wildfires that continue to blaze in California. As the flames crawled through Northern and Southern California, members of the Kardashian family were forced to evacuate their homes. Despite the chaos, the Kardashians have been doing their part to aid in the relief. Kim Kardashian-West had to evacuate her home after a wildfire reportedly began in her Hidden Hills neighborhood. The reality star had taken to Instagram to send out prayers amid the chaos. “Pray for Calabasas. Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate our home… I pray everyone is safe,” she shared on her Instagram…