PG&E Didn't Start the Fire—This Time. But Human-Caused Fires Are on the Rise.
The combination of a warming planet and rapid urbanization near wildlands has provided kindling with a spark.
Viewfinder: Massive Waves Descend on Northern California Beaches
A surfer rides a wave at the famous Mavericks surf break on December 17th, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, California. A giant swell brought waves of up to 50 feet high to Northern California.
New Groundwater Laws May Be Coming to California's Premier Wine-Growing Region
The aquifers in question are located in the Sonoma Lowlands sub-basin, and they are each a vital source of irrigation water for grape growing.
Chinese Immigrants Revolutionized Seafood in California
They founded California's first commercial abalone fisheries, but after a few short decades, they were forced out by institutional racism. Let's not repeat the same mistakes with current and future immigrants.
After the Fires, Experts in Napa Valley Race to Prevent Water Contamination
Experts are concerned about how rainfall could spread toxic chemicals and destabilize hillsides thus threatening to damage the region's water supply.
Catastrophic Wine Country Fire Shows Shortfalls in Policy and Preparedness
In response to the devastation caused by the Tubbs Fire, California needs to rethink its approach in dealing with future urban conflagrations.