California Passes a $21 Billion Wildfire Victims' Fund to Protect Utilities From Damage Claims
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Friday, changing how the state will pay for wildfire damage.
California's Largest Utility Resorts to Blackouts to Prevent Wildfires
Outages were intended to be a last resort in PG&E's wildfire mitigation plan, but it has already used them twice during the first weekend of California's wildfire season.
Six Months Later, How Are the Communities Affected by the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire Recovering?
Both Butte County and Los Angeles County are still dealing with the social, environmental, and financial costs of the fires.
When Climate Change Hurts Companies Like PG&E, Consumers End Up Paying
Unless we change the way we hold corporations liable for their emissions, the costs of climate change will continue to burden the public.
As PG&E Files for Bankruptcy, Who Is Liable for California's Wildfires?
Climate change and development have undoubtedly increased fire risk in California, but if utilities don't pay the damages, someone else will.
The Faulty Foundations of Trump's Threats to Withhold FEMA Funding From Wildfire Victims
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.
The Camp Fire's Costs Force an Insurance Company Out of Business
The Central Valley company faced $64 million in claims from the thousands of people who lost their homes in the Camp fire.
Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Forests to Recover From Wildfires
A growing body of research suggests that, thanks to various environmental symptoms of climate change, America's forests are increasingly at a disadvantage when it comes to recovering from devastating wildfires.
Climate Change Does More Than 'Maybe Contribute a Little Bit': Debunking Trump's California Wildfire Claims
What research tells us about the impact of climate change, forest management, and more on California's fires.
Though Wildfire Smoke Threatens Farmworkers' Health, Volunteers Are Being Blocked From Distributing Protective Masks
Amid hazardous air conditions in California, farm management is turning away volunteers attempting to hand out masks to farmworkers.
California Must Better Prepare for the Inevitability of Future Fires
Both governments and people tend to adopt only short-term responses to wildfire dangers that don't necessarily reduce risk effectively—it's time for that to change.