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Restoring California’s Forests to Reduce Wildfire Risks Will Take Time, Billions of Dollars and a Broad Commitment | Best States

By Roger Bales and Martha Conklin Many of California’s 33 million acres of forests face widespread threats stemming from past management choices. Today the U.S. Forest Service estimates that of…

Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Roger Bales, University of California, Merced and Martha Conklin, University of California, Merced (THE…

Lab develops unprecedented long-term wildfire prediction model

Wildfires burn across the West, affecting California, Oregon and Washington. Credit: Shutterstock / My Photo Buddy Wildfire indices and high-resolution climate models combine to produce a detailed historical analysis of…

Wildfire smoke slashes solar energy production in California

By Harshith Aranya and Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Smoke from wildfires in California slashed the state’s solar energy by nearly a third earlier this month because miniscule airborne…

A dispatch from the wildfire front lines

With unprecedented fires burning millions of acres across the Western US over the past few months, thousands of firefighters and other personnel from across the country have responded to the…

In ‘the chaos of a burning forest’: A dispatch from the wildfire front lines

A member of the Carson Hotshots works a fireline at the Slater Fire in Northern California. USFS/Carson Hotshots/H. Kligman With unprecedented fires burning millions of acres across the Western US…

NASA observations aid efforts to track California’s wildfire smoke from space

On Aug. 31, MODIS detected several hotspots in the August Complex Fire in California, as well as several other actively burning areas to the north, west, and south. Credit: R.…

Unexpected wildfire emission impacts air quality worldwide

Credit: University of Colorado at Boulder In lab studies of wildfire, nitrous acid seems like a minor actor, often underrepresented in atmospheric models. But in the real-world atmosphere, during wildfires,…

Firefighter Debunks Wildfire Conspiracies On TikTok

Hawaii firefighter Michael Clark is winning fans’ hearts thanks to his viral TikTok debunk videos about the West Coast wildfires. David Mack BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on September 20, 2020,…

Satellite images show what happens when wildfire smoke meets hurricanes

(Images courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory) The catastrophic wildfires on the West Coast have generated an enormous amount of smoke that have darkened skies across the Bay Area and ruined…