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L.A.’s Brief Brush with Fall-Like Weather Is Coming to an End

Heat, winds, and low humidity are on the horizon for the rest of the week and weekend
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Why Everything We Know About Wildfires May Be Wrong

Governor Gavin Newsom recently launched a $2.6 billion plan to tame California’s wildfire epidemic, but experts warn that aspects of the policy are out of step with the shifting science of fire management and climate change
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Is That Wildfire Smoke We’re Seeing in L.A. Today?

Authorities say that today's ominous sky is actually the result of smoke that's blowing in from other parts of the state
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A New Podcast Explores How Fire Shaped the West—and How We Can Live with It Moving Forward

Historian and host Bill Deverell says he hopes the new series encourages people "to become more attentive students of fire”
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Wildfire Smoke Could Be to Blame for Some COVID Cases and Deaths in the West

A Harvard study indicates that there's a statistical link between the ravages of climate change and the ravages of the coronavirus
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Smoke from the West’s Wildfires Has Made It All the Way to NYC

A red sun gleamed over Central Park this morning as a weather system carried a little bit of the West Coast to the East Coast
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In Terms of Wildfires, 2021 Is Already Shaping Up to Be a Worse Year than 2020

If stats from the first seven months of the year are any indication, California is in for a frightening fall
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California Appears to Be Falling Short on Wildfire Prevention

A new report indicates that certain measures were publicly inflated and that the pandemic complicated everything

These Interactive Maps Track Every Wildfire Burning in Southern California and Beyond

Hot, dry conditions mean a small spark could quickly become a dangerous blaze
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Maps Illustrate Just How Bad the Drought Really Is

Scientists are tracking drought conditions that are worse than they've been in at least 20 years