US: Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes LOS ANGELES: Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California’s power supply. Nearly 60 wildfires tore through bone-dry timber and brush from Alaska to Wyoming, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Arizona, Idaho and Montana accounted for more … Read more

California wildfire advances as heat wave blankets US West – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes SAN FRANCISCO : Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave blanketed the West, prompting an excessive heat warning for inland and desert areas. Death Valley in southeastern California’s Mojave Desert reached 128 degrees Fahrenheit (53 Celsius) on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service‘s reading at … Read more

World’s safest place? Vermont leads US vaccine race – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes BURLINGTON: Vermont — known for Bernie Sanders, maple syrup and the birthplace of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream — has a new claim to fame: America’s most-vaccinated state against Covid-19. Home to red farmhouses and signs warning drivers of moose, the US’s second-least populated state recently became the first to partially vaccinate 80 percent of … Read more