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Climate expert Daniel Swain explains how a convergence of climate change, urban sprawl, and extreme weather fueled the costliest wildfire in state history

Forest Fenn Treasure Hunter Banned, Sequoia National Park Reopens, ultrarunner meets rattler

The climate crisis has affected every corner of the country, including many of the places we once fantasized about moving to for a better quality of life

Journalist Lizzie Johnson provides a comprehensive postmortem of how the notorious 2018 inferno came to destroy Paradise, California—and what it means for the future of wildfires

In the same way that backcountry skiers read avalanche reports and whitewater kayakers check water levels, anyone hiking in the West needs to start planning for fires as a baseline safety precaution

‘Breathing Fire,’ a new book by Jaime Lowe, delves into the personal stories behind California’s inmate firefighter program

Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs

This season’s best new podcasts include a thoughtful true-crime show set in Malibu and a history of climbing hosted by Alex Honnold

But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme

Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far

Two new books, ‘Under the Sky We Make’ and ‘Overheated,’ lay out a plan to overcome our cynicism and anxiety and realize a sustainable, carbon-free future

Across the West, fire season lasts longer and has become more intense than any time in history—tens of thousands of structures burn every year, and dozens of people die. But new research is highlighting a different problem: those who survive are never the same.

A new documentary from director Ron Howard looks at what happened after California's deadliest wildfire

Not only do we use this stuff for 130 days every summer—we're not exactly nice to it in the process

In a new era of menacing blazes, there are lessons to be learned from the people who stay and defend their properties

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