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September 24, 2020
Extreme weather is sweeping across California. Record-breaking temperatures have baked residents and wildfires are raging throughout the state, leading to power outages and poor air quality from smoke and raining ash. Today on Insight, extreme weather, its connection to climate change, and how...
September 24, 2020
Catherine Cullen hosts Wednesday's edition of The Current.
September 24, 2020
California still has weeks or months to go before its peak fire season as crews battle hundreds of blazes sparked by extreme heat and intense lightning. A massive heat wave baked the Golden State on top of a record dry winter in the north and unusually warm spring...
September 15, 2020
Forest restoration is often associated with mitigating wildfire risk and improving ecosystem health throughout the Sierra Nevada. But restoration also dramatically affects water use within forests and the amount of runoff that flows downstream. The Sierra Nevada provides more than 60 percent of...
September 14, 2020
California’s mega-drought officially ended three years ago but may have turned the Creek Fire into a monster. By killing millions of trees in the Sierra National Forest, the historic drought that ended in 2017 left an incendiary supply of dry fuel that appears to have intensified...
September 14, 2020
Wildfires are ravaging the West — in California alone, five of the largest blazes on record have all struck in just the past four years — offering a deadly reminder that the nation is far behind in adopting policies widely known to protect lives and property, even though...
September 14, 2020
In the last two years, Erin Finafrock has lived in a trailer and at the homes of friends in three California cities. She has camped at a fairground and in between swaths of fire-blackened forest. She has slept on owl-print sheets in a tent next to a busy Oakland street. When the Camp...
September 14, 2020
Wildfire experts and meteorologists are aghast at the explosion in Western wildfires. Massive, rapidly moving fires have come alive in California, Washington, and Oregon as potent winds fanned flames over a region parched by heat and dryness. The big picture out West, particularly in...
September 14, 2020
Usually, fire season starts to tamp down in September. This year has been anything but normal. In an unprecedented fire event, at least 80 fires started in Washington over Labor Day weekend. Strong winds and extremely dry vegetation made for extreme fire danger throughout the Northwest....
August 27, 2020
Armando Quintero’s passion for water, conservation, nature and responsible stewardship has carried him through his life, from his days as a National Park ranger, artist, teacher and leader of natural history journeys to his executive director position with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. Now...

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