Environment

A year ago today, the Camp Fire broke out in Paradise, Calif. More than 80 people died, and some 20,000 structures were destroyed. Damage was in the billions of dollars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some people left the ashes behind. Others are trying to rebuild.

from KCRW Features

Experts worldwide are trying to tackle climate change with radical proposals, but one thinker is advocating for a more moderate approach.

The center cannot hold off climate catastrophe

Experts worldwide are trying to tackle climate change with radical proposals, but one thinker is advocating for a more moderate approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

This year, more than 1,100 firefighters were on the ground tackling the recent Getty Fire in West LA at its peak.

Inside the job of an LA firefighter: ‘First responders are human too’

This year, more than 1,100 firefighters were on the ground tackling the recent Getty Fire in West LA at its peak.

from Greater LA

One year ago, the Woolsey Fire burned a huge area from Thousand Oaks across the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu. The community of Malibou Lake was in the path of that fire.

Far from recovered: A woman’s life 1 year after Woolsey Fire

One year ago, the Woolsey Fire burned a huge area from Thousand Oaks across the Santa Monica Mountains to Malibu. The community of Malibou Lake was in the path of that fire.

from Greater LA

Writer Nick Neely walked 650 miles from July to November 2016, starting in San Diego and ending in San Francisco. He followed the route that   Gaspar de Portolá created in 1769.

Writer retraces a Spanish explorer’s journey from San Diego to San Francisco

Writer Nick Neely walked 650 miles from July to November 2016, starting in San Diego and ending in San Francisco. He followed the route that Gaspar de Portolá created in 1769.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom and Donald Trump are in a war of words over the California’s wildfires, with the president threatening to pull federal aid from the state over how it has handled…

Gov. Newsom on sparring with Trump over California wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom and Donald Trump are in a war of words over the California’s wildfires, with the president threatening to pull federal aid from the state over how it has handled…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Avid outdoorsman and President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom."

Trump wants to allow Wi-Fi, Amazon deliveries, and food trucks in national parks

Avid outdoorsman and President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cavendish bananas seem to be abundant in grocery stores, but a fungus has been threatening its existence for years, and saving it might become a technological endeavor.

The Cavendish banana is dying. Can CRISPR save it?

Cavendish bananas seem to be abundant in grocery stores, but a fungus has been threatening its existence for years, and saving it might become a technological endeavor.

from Good Food

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

The link between California’s housing crisis and catastrophic wildfires

The Santa Ana winds are dying down, but fires throughout the state continue to rage. Many Californians are still without electricity as utilities preemptively shut off power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

High winds and dry conditions have caused several wildfires to break out across Los Angeles. We get the latest on evacuations, school closures, air quality, and containment.

The latest on LA County wildfires

High winds and dry conditions have caused several wildfires to break out across Los Angeles. We get the latest on evacuations, school closures, air quality, and containment.

from Greater LA

Fire season now lasts all year long in Southern California, and residents of Topanga Canyon have set an example for how to get ready. Volunteers are on the alert to help their neighbors, save their homes and protect their animals, or to evacuate.

Preparing for climate change fires in Los Angeles

Fire season now lasts all year long in Southern California, and residents of Topanga Canyon have set an example for how to get ready. Volunteers are on the alert to help their neighbors, save their homes and protect their animals, or to evacuate.

from To the Point

A wildfire in Simi Valley sparked Wednesday morning. It has burned more than 1,300 acres and forced approximately 26,000 people to flee their homes.

Easy Fire threatens Ronald Reagan Museum

A wildfire in Simi Valley sparked Wednesday morning. It has burned more than 1,300 acres and forced approximately 26,000 people to flee their homes.

from Greater LA

The Easy Fire has burned more than 1,700 acres and is 10% contained. 26,000 people are estimated to be affected. Some 800 firefighters are on the scene.

Easy Fire: What you need to know

The Easy Fire has burned more than 1,700 acres and is 10% contained. 26,000 people are estimated to be affected. Some 800 firefighters are on the scene.

from KCRW Features

The Easy Fire broke out early today in Simi Valley, and within hours, it swept over thousands of acres, pushed by 50-70 mph winds.

The economic impact of fire evacuations and blackouts

The Easy Fire broke out early today in Simi Valley, and within hours, it swept over thousands of acres, pushed by 50-70 mph winds.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

October marks not only fire season in California, but also the peak of the grape harvest. In areas not imminently threatened, some workers labor through heat and smoke to save harvests and paychecks.

Smoke and power outages near California wildfires hit farmworkers hard

October marks not only fire season in California, but also the peak of the grape harvest. In areas not imminently threatened, some workers labor through heat and smoke to save harvests and paychecks.

from NPR

You’ve probably walked down a staircase to access one of the beaches in Malibu. You have that access because of a voter-approved proposition that dates back to 1972.

Why coastal development in Malibu goes unregulated

You’ve probably walked down a staircase to access one of the beaches in Malibu. You have that access because of a voter-approved proposition that dates back to 1972.

from Greater LA

Officials say the Getty Fire is 5% contained as of Tuesday morning, after more than 1,100 firefighters have been working on it since early Monday.

Understanding wildfire ‘containment’

Officials say the Getty Fire is 5% contained as of Tuesday morning, after more than 1,100 firefighters have been working on it since early Monday.

from Greater LA

Many people are being affected by the wildfires in Southern and Northern California right now.

Do’s and don’ts of breathing in wildfire smoke

Many people are being affected by the wildfires in Southern and Northern California right now.

from Greater LA

The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres and is only 5% contained as of this morning.

Wildfires release black carbon and undercut climate goals

The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres and is only 5% contained as of this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand