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As the World Burns: The Destructive Power of Bushfires

Few natural forces are as destructive and uncontrollable as fire. A spark can keep growing as long there’s fuel, consuming everything in its path. Australians call these disasters bushfires. On February 7, 2009, a bushfire transformed a huge swathe of Victoria into an unimaginable inferno. One witness likened it to “the gates of hell”.The conflagration …

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Residents in California Have the Most to Gain by Having Solar Energy

Homeowners with solar panel systems in Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco could save at least $40,000 on average from utility bills over a 25-year period, according to a 2018 analysis. The amount is significantly larger than the estimated spending on electric bills per year in the U.S., where the average household …

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