Restoring California's forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment
Restoring western forests – thinning out small trees and dead wood – is an important strategy for reducing the risk of massive wildfires. But these projects aren't fast, easy or cheap.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
It's comforting to blame California's wildfires on human stupidity. But this hides a very uncomfortable truth.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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The fires raging in three states show that the climate debate "is over", California's governor says.
Sept. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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The fires have burned through more than two million acres in California so far this year, fire officials say.
Sept. 7, 2020 • ~4 min
Wet winters are no longer a guide to the severity of wildfires in California, a new study suggests.
March 4, 2019 • ~5 min
Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.
Jan. 16, 2019 • ~10 min
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