Wildfires are growing, and growing more costly

NBC: The wildfires raging across California are the latest example of a grim reality: Wildfires are getting more dangerous, and they’re costing us more, too. U.S. taxpayers are paying about $3 billion a year to fight wildfires — triple what it cost in the 1990s — and big fires can lead to billions of dollars in property losses. The bad news: It’s going to get worse. Researchers say a potent combination of climate change and homebuilding near wildfire-prone areas is already translating into bigger,......

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