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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…

California’s unemployment backlog shrinks to 1.3 million

LaToya Horne, 41, speaks with a reporter outside of the Employment Development Department on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. A hairstylist, Horne said she went months without unemployment…

California’s August Complex largest fire in state’s history — ScienceDaily

NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured another startling image of the August Complex of fires that has grown to over 1,000,000 acres burned (1,006,140 acres total) and because of that grim…

California’s mandate to sell only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035 isn’t as crazy as critics think

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newson leaned over the hood of a Ford Mustang Mach-E and signed an executive order saying that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in…

On the front lines of California’s fires: Smoke, chaos and comrades in arms

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 the…

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.…

The fight over the fight for California’s privacy future

Problems with the solution Not everyone thinks it’s so fantastic. Mary Stone Ross, Mactaggart’s erstwhile partner, has gone so far as to found a group called California Consumer and Privacy…

Fighting California’s future wildfires with revolutionary new VR technology

Every year it seems the wildfires sweeping through California cannot get worse – until they do. The inferno currently devastating federal land just north of Sacramento, termed the August Complex Fire in Mendocino National…

Why your phone camera can’t capture Northern California’s orange sky

The orange sky above the Palace of Fine Arts on Sept. 9, 2020. The orange sky above the Palace of Fine Arts on Sept. 9, 2020. Photo: Lisa Tennyson The…