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
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
This six-part series explores the history of California's forests and the increasing threat of wildfires across the state
'Ode to Desolation' introduces us to Jim Henterly, who spends his summers stationed at the historic Desolation Peak Fire Lookout
This six-part series explores the history of California's forests, as well as the increasing threat of wildfires across the state
This fire season is yet another sign that we can't wait any longer to fix our planet
With the CZU Lightning Complex fire bearing down on them, a rogue group of citizens banded together to stay and defend their homes in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California. Here's how they fought the fire—and won.
Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's house burned to the ground in California's CZU Lightning Complex fire. He wrote his daughter a letter breaking the news.
COVID-19 is going to limit and slow relief—and increase the importance of personal preparedness
Trump administration manipulated emissions reporting from the deadliest fires in California history to promote logging
Australia's bushfires have scorched 27 million acres, more than 10 times the area burned in California's catastrophic 2018 wildfire season. The way that Australia is dealing with devastation, and how quickly that devastation came, feels like a spooky portent for what’s coming next.
Has Governor Gavin Newsom done a bad job managing the wildfires? Should he invest in "cleaning" the forest? We've got answers.
A combination of Santa Ana winds and climate change is almost the perfect recipe for extreme fires
This gear is fire
The blazes are releasing so much carbon that they could create a feedback loop
The Sawgrass Fire threatens Alligator Alley
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.
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.
A new report officially points the blame for the Paradise fire at the utility's electrical transmission lines
Stuart Palley captures images of wildfires at night, making some of the riskiest art around
The shutdown is hampering fire prevention efforts in the state, even while the President looks to disaster-relief funds for his wall
Sierra Nevada is making Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to raise money for the Camp Fire victims—and has inspired hundreds of other brewers to join the effort
As the Camp Fire continues to devastate Northern California, the canceled North Face Endurance Challenge provided an opportunity for runners to do some good, and gain some perspective