California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Friday, changing how the state will pay for wildfire damage.
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.
Both Butte County and Los Angeles County are still dealing with the social, environmental, and financial costs of the fires.
Unless we change the way we hold corporations liable for their emissions, the costs of climate change will continue to burden the public.
Climate change and development have undoubtedly increased fire risk in California, but if utilities don't pay the damages, someone else will.
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.
The Central Valley company faced $64 million in claims from the thousands of people who lost their homes in the Camp fire.
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.
What research tells us about the impact of climate change, forest management, and more on California's fires.
Amid hazardous air conditions in California, farm management is turning away volunteers attempting to hand out masks to farmworkers.
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.