“There is no more urgent form of communication than going extinct.”
How Federal Agencies Are Failing Their Wildland Firefighters
“There’s a damaging disconnect between the lionized figure of the firefighter and the reality of the men and women who fight more fire than anyone.”
They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?
Why is California burning? “We dug ourselves into a deep, dangerous fuel imbalance due to one simple fact. We live in a Mediterranean climate that’s designed to burn, and we’ve prevented it from burning anywhere close to enough for well over a hundred years.
Fire/Flood: A Southern California Pastoral
In and around Los Angeles, natural and man-made disasters have been inextricable for almost two centuries.
A year after the Camp Fire, Tessa Love contemplates home, California’s undoing, and what it means to belong.
The Case for Letting Malibu Burn
Many of California’s native ecosystems evolved to burn. Modern fire suppression creates fuels that lead to catastrophic fires. So why do people insist on rebuilding in the firebelt?
Burned Where They Stood: The First Nine Hours of the California Wildfires
“There just aren’t enough firefighters in the West to fight that much fire.”
A Fire’s First, Fatal Hours
In Northern California, a monster firestorm became unstoppable almost as soon as it started.