Articles by Andrew G. Simpson

Los Angeles Wildfires Close Roads, Threaten Crops, Force Evacuations

Wildfires raging across Southern California have shut a major commuter artery in Los Angeles, suspended filming, wiped out more than $3 billion of market value for regional utility Edison International and are threatening some of the state’s lucrative crops. Stretches …

California Fires Pose Grave Risk to Marijuana Growers

For many businesses in northern California, it will take years to rebuild from the wildfires that have decimated the region. For many legal cannabis growers, the destruction could be insurmountable. At least six marijuana farms have been destroyed, said Hezekiah …

California’s $58B Wine Industry Hit by Wildfires

The fires ravaging Northern California stand to leave the area’s renowned wine industry with damage that will be felt long after the final flames burn out. At least four Napa Valley vineyards have been destroyed or significantly damaged, and the …

Wildfires Ravage California’s Iconic Wine Country Region

Wildfires that tore through northern California’s iconic wine-growing regions have prompted evacuations of more than 20,000 people, killed 11 and damaged some of the most valuable vineyards and wineries in the U.S. Blazes are sweeping through one of the state’s …

Canadian Railway Oil Train Crashes in Saskatchewan

Firefighters contained the blaze triggered by the derailment of a Canadian National Railway Co. train carrying petroleum products and toxic material in a rural area in Saskatchewan yesterday. While there were still flames at the site in the early evening, …