California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season LoomsCalifornia is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders drafted and ready to sign as needed.
Facing Another Dry Year, California To Hire 1,400 Additional FirefightersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said the state will hire nearly 1,400 additional firefighters as an unusually dry winter stokes fears of another devastating wildfire season.
Rocklin Middle School Students Sew Pouches For Animals Rescued From Australian WildfiresThe wildfires have ravaged natural habitat for wildlife indigenous to Australia and now groups from the states are doing what they can to help.
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.