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.

From wildfires to car traffic, all runners should be aware of the air quality before working up a sweat.

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

Do it poorly—or not at all—and you could start the next catastrophic wildfire

Why one California couple chose to stand and fight an inferno

The official Ursus of fire prevention ought to move from figurehead to spokesbear—and wearing a little Nomex wouldn't hurt either

The blazes are releasing so much carbon that they could create a feedback loop

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.

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

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