US West Coast fires: Is Trump right to blame forest management?

Is poor management of forests to blame for deadly fires in the United States?

Oct. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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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.

Martha Conklin, Professor of Engineering, University of California, Merced • conversation
Oct. 13, 2020 ~10 min

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California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images

A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.

By The Visual and Data Journalism Team • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2020 ~8 min


California wildfires: why a gender-reveal party got the blame, but shouldn't have

It's comforting to blame California's wildfires on human stupidity. But this hides a very uncomfortable truth.

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Westminster • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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US wildfires fuelled by climate change, California governor says

The fires raging in three states show that the climate debate "is over", California's governor says.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 12, 2020 ~6 min


Coping with Western wildfires: 5 essential reads

How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.

Jennifer Weeks, Environment + Energy Editor, The Conversation • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Wildfires burn through record area in California as blazes continue to spread

The fires have burned through more than two million acres in California so far this year, fire officials say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 7, 2020 ~4 min


Northern California braced for mega power cut

In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

By Dave Lee • bbcnews
Oct. 9, 2019 ~5 min


Climate change: California wildfires 'can now happen in any year'

Wet winters are no longer a guide to the severity of wildfires in California, a new study suggests.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
March 4, 2019 ~5 min


Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Jan. 16, 2019 ~10 min

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