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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”

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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Much of L.A., Neighboring Counties Now in ‘Extreme Drought’ Conditions

According to a new report, much the region is experiencing ’extreme’–in some cases ’exceptional’–drought
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The Trump Administration Reverses Course and Approves Wildfire Relief for California

The president is refusing to issue emergency aid for an estimated $229 million in damage during the worst fire season in state history
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As Wildfires Ravage the State, the Dark Side of the California Dream Slinks Out of the Shadows

Fires have always loomed large over the California landscape—both a cleansing promise and an obliterating threat. But like so much else these days, they suddenly seem out of control

With No Cleanup Plan in Place, Santa Susana Field Lab Still Stokes Contamination Fears

The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island incident. Now Malibu residents worry their homes were tainted by radioactive fallout from the blaze
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California Is Entering an Era of Endless Wildfires

Fire season is nearly here again—but it isn't really a "season" anymore
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How Does California Clean Up After a Disaster Like the Woolsey Fire?

The Woolsey fire is winding down, but the cleanup process is just beginning.
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Beneath a Smoky Sky, Ventura County Farmworkers Continue Their Harvest

During wildfires, undocumented farmworkers are especially vulnerable