California Fires

California Wildfire

Judge Denies Proposed Development in Fire-Prone Area

The decision could signal a new reluctance to allow development in wildland areas at high risk for fires.

February 23, 2022 - Daily Press

Mountain Lion

A Safe Freeway Crossing for Southern California Wildlife

After eight years of planning, a highway crossing project spanning U.S. Route 101 could break ground in 2021.

October 29, 2020 - Fast Company

East Brother Light Station

Climate Change Hitting California Faster Than Scientists Expected

Extreme heat, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change are turning deadly faster than predicted, California officials warn.

September 3, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Erskine Fire

In California, Policies Spur Rebuilding in the Wildland-Urban Interface

After the worst wildfire season ever, changes to local land use and state insurance rules essentially ensure that the same thing will happen again.

March 9, 2018 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Wine Country Fires

Debating the Future of Development in California's Fire Prone Areas

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.

December 22, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

California from Space

Can We Know Which Homes in California Will Burn?

As the state's worst wildfire season ever refuses to end, an analyst from UCLA considers how land use and building codes determine the location and extent of the damage.

December 11, 2017 - The Conversation

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