How Permitting Slows Ecosystem Recovery and Climate Resilience Projects Lori Pottinger July 13 2020 California’s complex permitting process slows efforts to restore ecosystems at a time when healthy natural systems are needed more than ever. We talked to Letitia Grenier of the San Francisco Estuary Institute about how to improve the process.
Commentary: Improving Forest Health Can Build Jobs, Economies in Rural California Henry McCann, Van Butsic July 6 2020 Putting Californians to work improving the health of the state’s headwater forests would boost economic recovery and reduce wildfire risk.
Growing Damages from Wildfires Burn the Insurance Industry Lori Pottinger June 29 2020 Devastating fires in recent years have roiled the insurance industry. We talked to Rex Frazier of the Personal Insurance Federation of California about how the industry is addressing growing wildfire risk.
California’s 21st Century Megadrought Jeffrey Mount, Michael Dettinger June 23 2020 California is in the midst of a decades-long drought, which mimics what climate change is expected to bring. Water management should adapt accordingly.