A Nevada utility company is joining utilities in other western states in implementing a new measure to reduce the risk of wildfire.
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.
California says it's owed $9.3 million for fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest Service says the state is overbilling.
Forest soils recover from disturbances slowly over many years—up to 80 years following a wildfire and as many as 30 years after logging, much longer than previously thought.
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A firefighting helicopter flies over a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina near Athens, on July 23rd, 2018.
Inmate firefighters battle the Ferguson fire in Jerseydale, California, on July 22nd, 2018.
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?
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A firefighter cuts brush at the Thomas Fire on December 7th, 2017, near Fillmore, California.
The Thomas Fire had burned an estimated at 65,500 acres and destroyed hundreds of structures as of mid-morning Wednesday.
In response to the devastation caused by the Tubbs Fire, California needs to rethink its approach in dealing with future urban conflagrations.
Meanwhile, several blazes in Northern California have yet to be contained.
While there’s no crystal ball for forecasting wildfire, experts have come to expect fiercer and more frequent blazes year after year.