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Stephen Pyne

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Stephen Pyne is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, specializing in environmental history and the history of fire. He is the author of many books on wildfires, including Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland FiresFire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire,  Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America and California: A Fire SurveyFrom 1967-1985 he worked as a summer firefighter in the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone National Parks.

Stephen Pyne 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.

from To the Point

Today’s blaze in Bel-Air is not the first to ravage that community. The 1961 Bel-Air fire helped cities rewrite the way they handle fires.

Lessons learned from the 1961 Bel-Air fire

Today’s blaze in Bel-Air is not the first to ravage that community. The 1961 Bel-Air fire helped cities rewrite the way they handle fires.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The blazes in Northern California are being called "firestorms," "hurricanes" and "blizzards of flame." They've been compared to a "blowtorch."

First the inferno, Now the clean-up. What then?

The blazes in Northern California are being called "firestorms," "hurricanes" and "blizzards of flame." They've been compared to a "blowtorch."

from To the Point

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