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A Muralist Paints the Camp Fire's Wreckage

Shane Grammer's images brought hope to his friends and family in the wake of California's most destructive fire. Now he's returning to the region to reveal new work, including a major art installation.

Caitlin Harrington
Jun 6, 2019

Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay

At last, the West is taking steps to address megafires. But we’ve done nothing to prepare for their biggest threat to human health.

Marc Peruzzi
Jun 5, 2019

Outdoor Recreation Spurs Local Economic Growth, But...

A new report found that towns near plenty of outdoor recreation attract new residents and higher incomes. But this could also mean higher costs of living, affordable housing challenges, and encroachment into vulnerable landscapes.

Jill Sanford
May 30, 2019

How to Build a Campfire

Step one: know the conditions and whether fires are actually allowed where you're camping

Emily Reed
Apr 14, 2019

How One Couple Survived the Tubbs Fire

John Pascoe and his wife, Jan, had lived in their beautiful Napa home for 38 years when the Tubbs Fire arrived suddenly at their door in October 2017

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

How to Build Fireproof Towns

There's one realistic thing we can do to survive the new era of giant blazes: build smarter communities that can take the heat

Marc Peruzzi
Dec 20, 2018