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Fire Official: Arcing Power Lines Caused Big Reno Brush Fire

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles (8 kilometers) away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale force winds as the cause of a November brush fire that destroyed five Reno homes …

Investors Gauge Future Climate Risks With Satellite Imaging

The world was watching end-of-days scenes: ­Firefighters in yellow jackets, blurry against a copper sky, battled to push back walls of flames. Veterinarians tended to badly burned koalas and kangaroos. Dazed survivors picked through the ruins of their torched houses. …