wildfires

California governor rejects PG&E's plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected the bankruptcy reorganization plan proposed by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric, saying that the proposal would not result in a "company positioned to provide safe, reliable and affordable service to its customers."

Thick bushfire smoke blankets Sydney

Smoke from Australia's bushfires blanketed Sydney on Tuesday, creating unhealthy air quality conditions for locals -- which measured 11 times the "hazardous" level in some parts of the city.

California utility PG&E to pay $13.5B

California utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to pay $13.5 billion to individuals affected by several recent fires in the state, the company announced Friday night.

How AI is helping spot wildfires faster

As wildfire season raged in California this fall, a startup a few states away used artificial intelligence to pinpoint the location of blazes there within minutes — in some cases far faster than these fires might otherwise be noticed by firefighters or civilians.