Thursday, July 29

Fire

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Bootleg Fire in Oregon is generating dangerous fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus thunderstorms

Rising temperatures and a growing wildfire are creating dangerous fire clouds and firestorms that can generate their own lightning in the skies above southern Oregon.The Bootleg Fire, the largest blaze currently burning in the US, has torched more than 241,000 acres (377 square-miles) since it started July 6 in Klamath County. It's only 7% contained as of Friday.As heat and smoke from large fires rise skyward, they can create storms comprised of what are known as pyrocumulonimbus clouds. These thunderheads produce their own weather, including tornadoes in rare cases, which can then spark new fires. It's a vicious cycle. ...
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A millionaire who retired at 43 says he made 3 money mistakes on the road to financial independence

Jim White retired with a net worth of over $1 million at age 43. But, he found that he overspent in several areas, including on his house. He also realized that buying new cars and spending too much on food hurt his saving plan. Read more Personal Finance Insider coverage » Jim White retired at age 43 in 2018 with a net worth of over $1 million. But, he didn't get there without making a few mistakes. He says that he overspent on three major expenses before reaching FIRE (financial independence/retire early): his family's home, cars, and groceries. Now, he's trying to reduce these costs as much as possible as he lives off his savings. Here are the areas where...
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Harrowing video shows the Gulf of Mexico on fire after an oil pipeline rupture. Democrats point to that video as evidence of a need to fund the Green New Deal.

A fire raged on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico after an oil pipeline ruptured early Friday. Videos of the blaze bubbling up like molten lava went viral on social media. Democratic lawmakers used the incident to mock those who refuse to acknowledge the climate crisis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic lawmakers mocked climate crisis deniers after an underwater oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico ruptured early Friday, setting the surface of the water ablaze.The fire raged in the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field, located near the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico, around 5:15 am local time and was completely extingui...
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A millionaire who retired at 43 says he took 6 steps to reach his goal

Jim White retired at age 43 and has a net worth of over $1 million. To reach this point, he automated his savings, used budgeting tools, and paid himself first. He also paid off debt, and even downsized to cut his expenses and save more. Read more Personal Finance Insider coverage » Early retirement is possible, but it does take some work. Blogger Jim White of Route to Retire left work at age 43 in 2018 with over $1 million saved. Today, his net worth is $1.6 million at age 45. To reach his goal, he did several things to increase his income and drive up his savings rate. Here are the six moves he made. ...