Wildfires

March 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Urban water suppliers have had to learn quickly that fire ecology is a major concern in maintaining a secure water supply system.
Yale Environment 360
March 4, 2019, 11am PST
The Natural Resources Management Act enjoyed bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. But it left out contentious issues like wildfires, greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting wildlife corridors.
High Country News
February 1, 2019, 9am PST
Fuel breaks involve clearing vegetation that feeds fires in order to prevent the catastrophic and fast-spreading wildfires that have plagued the state.
The Mercury News
January 29, 2019, 12pm PST
Pacific Gas and Electric has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of "actual and potential" liability.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 15, 2019, 12pm PST
PG&E announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, facing $30 billion in liability after two years of catastrophic wildfires in the state of California.
The Mercury News
January 3, 2019, 1pm PST
The planning history of Paradise, California is blamed for the destruction of the city in the Camp Fire. Can planners find new models for both limiting carbon emissions and preparing for the effects of climate change?
Los Angeles Times
December 31, 2018, 9am PST
With limited action at the state level, communities in vulnerable areas have launched their own local preparedness programs and plans.
The Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2018, 11am PST
Worldwide, natural disasters cost $155 billion in 2018, according to an insurance industry report.
The Washington Post
December 20, 2018, 10am PST
Paradise is the largest incorporated city west of the Mississippi River lacking a public sewer system. The town of of 27,000 relies on septic systems, now potentially damaged. Without sewers, multi-family housing construction becomes more difficult.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 10, 2018, 1pm PST
The Tejon Ranch development would bring thousands of homes to a highly fire-prone area in L.A. County.
Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
A third straight summer spent in a haze of smoke from nearby wildfires is taking a psychological toll on Seattle residents. A political response is also taking shape.
CityLab
August 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
Energy stakeholders in California are watching five important bills to see which go forward with three weeks remaining in the legislative season. One would require the state to generate all electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
The Desert Sun
August 6, 2018, 7am PDT
Houses that aren't vulnerable to embers blowing in the wind, could save the government and homeowners millions.
99 Percent Invisible
July 27, 2018, 5am PDT
Fire season is back, and it's not safe to breathe in huge swaths of the world.
The Mercury News
June 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
Several years of catastrophic wildfires in Canada doesn't mean the risk has lessened. Experts predict much worse in the future.
The Star Vancouver
May 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The New York Times publishes an interactive feature that illustrates the stubbornness of natural disasters (or humans, in the face of natural disasters).
The New York Times
May 12, 2018, 7am PDT
We've all seen the maps that show the water rising around the edges of costal and waterfront communities as sea-level rise and climate change take effect. A new report shows the effects that have already changed the state of California.
Sacramento Bee
May 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
California added 309,000 residents last year, an 8 percent drop compared to annual increases since 2010. The state added a net 85,000 housing units, accounting for losses to wildfires.
SF Gate
January 5, 2018, 2pm PST
The second and third parts in resiliency expert Dave Hampton's 3-part series on what the California fires teach us about preparing for climate change.
UrbDeZine
December 22, 2017, 11am PST
With the state of California in the grips of its most destructive year of wildfires ever, policy makers are pondering questions about whether it is appropriate to rebuild in places at high risk of burning again.
Los Angeles Times