How California’s Wildfires Are Changing Henry McCann September 21 2020 This year’s fire season has already set records in number of acres burned, with months left to go. We asked fire scientist Crystal Kolden of UC Merced how California’s “firescape” is changing, and what can be done about it.
Commentary: New Approach Needed to Protect Health of California’s Rivers Ted Grantham, Jeffrey Mount September 14 2020 In the face of the changing climate, biodiversity loss, and continuing conflict over water, California urgently needs to rethink how it manages water for the environment. Restoring seasonal flows to rivers can help.
A Faster Track for Ecosystem Restoration Lori Pottinger August 24 2020 The state’s rivers and aquatic species are in trouble, but restoration projects are often slowed by complex permitting requirements. We talked to Erika Lovejoy of Sustainable Conservation about efforts to simplify the process.
Grappling with the Statewide “Wildfire Siege” Henry McCann August 20 2020 California is in the midst of a statewide wildfire siege that is severely challenging fire suppression. How prepared are we?
When a Lack of Air Conditioning is a Public Health Threat Lori Pottinger August 17 2020 California is getting hotter, which is leading to public health inequities caused by a lack of air conditioning. We talked to Kelly Sanders of the University of Southern California about addressing “air conditioning deserts."