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Alexandra Syphard

Chief scientist with SAGE Underwriters. Also a fire specialist at the Conservation Biology Institute and adjunct faculty at San Diego State University.

Alexandra Syphard on KCRW

Victims of California’s fires can apply for assistance, but President Trump had a warning for the state’s residents. He wants to see a change in forest management.

Firestorms, Federal Relief and Climate Change

Victims of California’s fires can apply for assistance, but President Trump had a warning for the state’s residents. He wants to see a change in forest management.

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