Disaster preparation and evacuation procedures weren't made for social distancing. The pandemic means response decisions are now fraught with contradictions.
By Ali Mostafavi, The Conversation
There were hundreds of other wildfires burning Sunday across the state and nearly 250,000 people were under evacuation orders and warnings.
By Martha Mendoza, Frank Baker, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, Israel will likely have an unprecedented third election this year, after center-right leader Benny Gantz announced he could not secure a ruling majority in parliament. Also, in neighboring Syria, Israeli airstrikes struck dozens of sites…
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
By Stephen Pyne
In our news wrap Friday, a federal judge in Washington ruled that the House impeachment inquiry is legal and ordered the Department of Justice to share secret grand jury testimony from the Mueller report with House investigators. Also, more children…
By William Brangham
Wildfires are burning out of control across Northern and Southern California, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate their homes, blocking roads and closing schools. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, admits its electrical equipment could have sparked the…
By Karla Carballo-Torres, Lorin Eleni Gill
In Santa Rosa, California, what's left of a mobile home park is still desolate after a 2017 wildfire. The former residents with homes still standing aren't allowed to live there, but they have also had trouble getting insurance money. Karla…
By Paul Elias, Associated Press
The town of Paradise was 90 percent destroyed by the Nov. 8 fire that killed 85 people.
In the areas of California hit hard by recent wildfires, displaced residents are struggling to find shelter. In some of these places, like Chico, there was already a housing shortage even before the fires hit. What resources are available to…
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