Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson shares her highly-anticipated, gripping firsthand account of a California megafire. This is an online event. In November of 2018, one California town woke to grey, furious skies, and the smoke of a rising fire that would … Read more
Around the American West, wildfires are increasing in size and frequency. In California, the list of Top-20 records are telling: 15 of the most destructive, nine of the largest, and seven of the deadliest wildfires have occurred since 2015. At … Read more
Bay Nature’s top stories from an unusual year.
It started as a low rumble and proceeded to get louder and louder. Curious, I stepped out onto the deck just as a large white and red twin-engine propeller plane thundered directly overhead, descending to the northeast. Ten seconds later … Read more
This free online seminar series will cover the breadth of wildland fire research relevant to California and introduce researchers to new topics and research groups across the state. Topics will include fire weather, wildfire risk, fire ecology, remote sensing, emissions, … Read more
Fires are spreading into communities and increasingly affecting large numbers of Californians, sometimes repeatedly.
On an unseasonably warm November day in a rural neighborhood in the western Sierra Nevada, men with chainsaws patrol a tree thicket that burned three years ago. One man, whose chaps have torn on his right thigh and whose shirt … Read more
Some people are more affected by wildfires than others