California Eyes Climate Bond To Prepare For DisastersIn a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits.
Tree-Thinning Projects To Prevent California Wildfires May Be Approved FasterCalifornia regulators have streamlined the state's permit process to make it faster to approve tree-thinning projects intended to slow wildfires.
New California Laws Help Animals, Fire Victims, ImmigrantsHundreds of new California laws take effect with the start of the new year, including measures stemming from the devastating wildfires that have swept the state, animal rights, criminal justice, businesses and health care.
Wildfires Cause Turmoil In California Property Insurance MarketKent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years northeast of San Diego as California’s massive property insurance market reels from three consecutive years of destructive wildfires.
70,000 California Wildfire Victims May Miss Out On PaymentsAs many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation.
Wet Weather Easing Fire Concerns In The FoothillsWet weather is helping quiet fears of wildfires in the foothills, at least for now.
US Northwest Towns 'Woefully Unprepared' As Fire Risk GrowsNestled in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires.
PG&E Helicopters Measure How Close Power Lines Are To VegetationPG&E is using new equipment to measure wildfire risks across the state.
State Experts Warn The Number Of Wildfires This Fire Season Could DoubleIf you thought last year's fire season was bad, there's some sobering news: experts say we should expect even more fires this year, with double the number of acres possibly burned.
Proposed Wildfire Board Could Operate Partly In SecretA closely watched wildfire law proposed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom would exempt a new safety board from some of the state's government transparency laws.
Outdoor Fire Permits Not Being Issued To Limit Wildfire ThreatCal Fire  is halting the issuance of burn permits in half a dozen counties in an effort to prevent wildfires.