One idea for a long-term fix: Communities could designate clean air centers where residents can spend time in filtered air for free.
As wildfires burn longer and fiercer, doctors are trying to work out how today's smoke will affect tomorrow's health.
The proposed system would increase emergency alert outreach by communicating through cell phones and landlines, as well as by radio, television, and state-controlled billboards on highways.
At least eight people have been killed by mudflows after a deluge of rain fell on the region left vulnerable by the Thomas Fire.
Mudslides, waterspouts, and flash flooding are expected in already hard-hit areas.
As of Monday afternoon, the fire had swelled to 270,000 acres.
A reminder that wildfires have wide-ranging and surprising effects.
Fires can be rejuvenating for some ecosystems. But as wildfires increase in frequency and severity, those ecosystems could see could their soil fertility and carbon capture depleted.
Weather models continue to show absolutely no rainfall until December 30th at the earliest.
We have a pretty good idea of why some structures are more vulnerable to fire than others, but will those in power act on that information?
Ventura and Santa Barbara County schools must prepare to help students who have been pushed into housing instability as a result of the wildfire.
A plume of smoke is seen from Ojai, California, as the Thomas Fire grows and advances toward seaside communities on December 10th, 2017, near Carpinteria, California.
Here's what individuals and communities can do to protect themselves.
As Southern California's firestorm continues to grow and air quality plummets, what happens to one of the largest unsheltered homeless populations in the nation?
Without rain, high temperatures will keep the smoke coming—and could spur new fire growth.