California

California wildfires weren’t always this destructive
California wildfires weren’t always this destructive
Indigenous residents say traditional practices and careful burns could temper blazes.
How to prepare for a wildfire
How to prepare for a wildfire
Some basic steps to stay safe if you live near Western wildlands.
California’s Camp Fire, in photos
California’s Camp Fire, in photos
As of Nov. 13, the disaster has claimed 42 lives as the search for missing people continues.
In these stories, the only real home is a phone’s home screen
In these stories, the only real home is a phone’s home screen
Lydia Millet’s new book documents modern-day America from Los Angeles.
When immigration and identity collide
When immigration and identity collide
A new novel reminds that love can keep us together.
As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate
As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate
The Trump administration is ignoring a big question: How do you secure a border below ground?
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
A recent study documented 259 fatalities worldwide caused by people taking selfies.
Migrants’ endless walk north
Migrants’ endless walk north
Despite punitive policies, the myth of the American dream leads people to caravan to the U.S.
Enter the grandeur of the redwoods
Enter the grandeur of the redwoods
Scientists, writers, environmentalists and photographers capture the wonder of this ancient forest.
Latest: Yurok Tribe cancels salmon season on Klamath River
Latest: Yurok Tribe cancels salmon season on Klamath River
For the third year in a row, the tribal citizens won’t have commercial fishing.
Can a California town move back from the sea?
Can a California town move back from the sea?
Imperial Beach considers the unthinkable: a retreat from nature.
¿Puede una ciudad de California replegarse para cederle paso al mar?
¿Puede una ciudad de California replegarse para cederle paso al mar?
Imperial Beach considera lo impensable: emprender retirada a causa de la naturaleza.
Arizona delays the Colorado River drought agreement
Arizona delays the Colorado River drought agreement
Interests of a few dozen farmers are contributing to postponements in basin-wide plan.
Reckoning with History: When we overcame political division
Reckoning with History: When we overcame political division
50 years ago, a functional Congress enacted four important conservation bills.
Latest: 8 states sue Interior for rollbacks on migratory bird protections
Latest: 8 states sue Interior for rollbacks on migratory bird protections
States say the birds have economic, cultural and ecological value.
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Educators hope this elementary school will foster a commitment to science and conservation.
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
In August, inmates renewed protests against solitary confinement and racially biased sentencing.
California commits to 100 percent clean energy
California commits to 100 percent clean energy
The bill requires California to meet the ambitious goal by 2045.
Gender diversity on the fire line
Gender diversity on the fire line
A photographer chronicles several of the firefighters combating and cleaning up after California’s Donnell Fire.
Indigenous peoples are decolonizing virtual worlds
Indigenous peoples are decolonizing virtual worlds
Video games have a malicious history of inaccurate portrayals of Indigenous characters.
Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum
Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum
Wilderness managers are still trying to balance the risks and necessity of fire.
California’s apocalyptic fires are a side effect of modern life
California’s apocalyptic fires are a side effect of modern life
The ‘new normal’ of a year-round wildfire season is a problem of our own making.
Flying fish; grizzly bear hunts; cougar telepathy
Flying fish; grizzly bear hunts; cougar telepathy
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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