Scientists see pattern in Texas’ bad wildfire year

Sacramento Bee: Texas horizons have been red lately, but not from great sunsets. Wildfires have burned roughly 1.4 million acres and destroyed nearly 200 homes this year during one of the state's worst droughts and through its driest March. The manifold Texas calamities take on an apocalyptic, Mad Max quality, with exhausted firefighters attacking flames taller than they are and whole towns on alert for evacuation. Scientists say the immediate cause is a La Nina, a recurring, months-long pattern that blocks......

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