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.
Nov. 8from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Some people left the ashes behind. Others are trying to rebuild.
Nov. 8from KCRW Features
Experts worldwide are trying to tackle climate change with radical proposals, but one thinker is advocating for a more moderate approach.
Nov. 8from Scheer Intelligence
This year, more than 1,100 firefighters were on the ground tackling the recent Getty Fire in West LA at its peak.
Nov. 7from 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.
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.
Nov. 5from 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…
Nov. 4from 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."
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.
Nov. 1from 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.
Oct. 31from 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.
Oct. 31from 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.
Oct. 31from 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.
Oct. 30from 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.
Oct. 30from 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.
Oct. 30from 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.
Oct. 29from 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.
Oct. 29from 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.
Many people are being affected by the wildfires in Southern and Northern California right now.
The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres and is only 5% contained as of this morning.
Oct. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand