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Wildfires

Blog post
October 19, 2020, 8am PDT
What’s good for our forests and planet can also be good for our jobs, communities, and the economy. That’s why we’re writing this together—an ex-Democratic political operative and an ex-Republican staff member who want to see mass timber flourish.
ConorBronsdon
September 17, 2020, 5am PDT
The regions of the United States that have provided the most hospitable to human life and agriculture throughout human history on the continent will likely be abandoned in a future altered by climate change, according to this interactive mapping proj
ProPublica
September 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Americans are fleeing the effects of climate change by the millions. Expect the number of climate refugees to continue to grow.
The Week
Blog post
September 13, 2020, 11am PDT
The wildfires burning throughout the West, with terrible but photogenic consequences, come with a reminder that it's only going to get worse unless massive changes are made right here in the United States.
James Brasuell
August 31, 2020, 10am PDT
Wildfires in California and Colorado are spewing out smoke that is traveling to other parts of the country. The health effects of the dirty air are substantial, and they could last long after the fires are out.
Inside Climate News
August 28, 2020, 5am PDT
As Hurricane Laura intensified into a Category 4 storm, public officials had to make decisions about evacuation during a time of sheltering in place. Researchers at Texas A&M University developed a risk index to guide decisionmaking processes.
The Conversation
August 27, 2020, 7am PDT
The Camp Fire in California devasted the town of Paradise. As rebuilding progresses, local leaders are looking to protect the town using nature-based fire resilience strategies.
Bloomberg CityLab
June 2, 2020, 10am PDT
Climate change might not allow the relief from the pandemic that many have been hoping for as the country enters the summer months, as evacuations during the hurricane, tornado, and fire seasons will take on new elements of risk.
Inside Climate News
March 26, 2020, 9am PDT
As drought conditions continue, the state is preparing for the possibility that the two dangerous public health and safety threats will overlap.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2019, 11am PDT
California is being forced to reckon with numerous negative public health outcomes caused by wildfires.
The Conversation
October 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
Wildfires in California are getting both larger and more destructive. A simple but informative graphic from the San Francisco illustrates the scope of the destruction.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 30, 2019, 9am PDT
An idea that is gaining support with the public as the state of California suffers through catastrophic fire season after catastrophic fire season is still a deeply difficult political proposition.
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2019, 9am PDT
About 350,000 residents have lost wildfire insurance in recent years, as a series of catastrophic fires have swept the state of California and insurance industry struggles to keep up with climate change.
The Conversation
October 22, 2019, 11am PDT
Particulate matter air pollution has been on the rise since 2017, according to new research. Wildfires, economic activity, and lax regulation are potentially to blame.
Bloomberg
October 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Planetizen has collected local and national news on a massive, ongoing environmental and infrastructure story in Northern California. There are maps to keep track of the scope of planned power outages.
The San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2019, 7am PDT
At 25 cents an hour, Nevada City, California's meter rates weren't bringing in enough to pay the employees managing them. A fourfold increase will also help the town confront wildfire risk.
CityLab
July 26, 2019, 11am PDT
In California, recovery after wildfires means many upfront investments by communities and the state.
The New York Times
July 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
Wildfires have caused the city’s air quality to plummet in recent years. The new shelters will give residents a break when the air is not fit to breathe.
CityLab
July 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Setting insurance rates by looking to the past to predict the future doesn’t make sense with increasing environmental uncertainties, argues the California insurance industry.
Voice of San Diego
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