wildfires

Lafayette grants permit for PG&E tree-removal project — with reservations

Lafayette grants permit for PG&E tree-removal project — with reservations

During the Tuesday remote meeting, city officials pointed out several concerns about PG&E's plan to uproot trees along tree-lined St. Mary's and Moraga roads.
PG&E utility replacement if safety woes persist: Golden State Energy

PG&E utility replacement if safety woes persist: Golden State Energy

SB 350, a bill that would create a potential replacement for PG&E, is navigating through the state Legislature at the same time that PG&E nears a successful emergence from a $51.69 billion
Editorial: Coronavirus slowing PG&E’s wildfire-prevention work

Editorial: Coronavirus slowing PG&E’s wildfire-prevention work

Utility launching troubling push during pandemic to enlist Trump administration backing for easing requirements
The Amazon Will Soon Burn Again

The Amazon Will Soon Burn Again

The rainforest and its Indigenous groups face existential threats, while criminals act as if they have license to plunder.
Will Wildfire Smoke Worsen the Pandemic? We're About to Find Out

Will Wildfire Smoke Worsen the Pandemic? We're About to Find Out

When seasonal blazes descend on California, millions could be inhaling smoke, which is known to predispose people to lung diseases.
Orinda council leaning toward putting sales tax measure on November ballot

Orinda council leaning toward putting sales tax measure on November ballot

The council Tuesday night authorized spending $15,000 to FM3 Consulting Firm for a followup poll of likely Orinda voters.
PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

The vote to accept a $13.5 billion deal will help the California utility resolve its bankruptcy in time to qualify for a state wildfire fund.
PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

The vote to accept a $13.5 billion deal will help the California utility resolve its bankruptcy in time to qualify for a state wildfire fund.
PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

PG&E Says Wildfire Victims Back Settlement in Bankruptcy

The vote to accept a $13.5 billion deal will help the California utility resolve its bankruptcy in time to qualify for a state wildfire fund.
Did the Coronavirus Kill Ideology in Australia?

Did the Coronavirus Kill Ideology in Australia?

How a government both sectarian and divisive learned (briefly) to become inclusive.
America Is Not as Resilient as It Thinks It Is

America Is Not as Resilient as It Thinks It Is

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season could be one of the most active on record, according to models from Pennsylvania State University’s Earth System Science Center. Hurricane season officially
Will the Coronavirus Make the West More Vulnerable to Wildfires?

Will the Coronavirus Make the West More Vulnerable to Wildfires?

The fight against Covid-19 has disrupted preparations for the fire season.
Coronavirus Lockdowns Strike Australia Residents Hit by Brushfires

Coronavirus Lockdowns Strike Australia Residents Hit by Brushfires

A double disaster unlike anything the country has seen before is raising concerns about victims’ mental health and safety.
Coronavirus Lockdowns Strike Australia Residents Hit by Brushfires

Coronavirus Lockdowns Strike Australia Residents Hit by Brushfires

A double disaster unlike anything the country has seen before is raising concerns about victims’ mental health and safety.
PG&E hit with record-setting $1.9 billion penalty over fatal wildfires

PG&E hit with record-setting $1.9 billion penalty over fatal wildfires

The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to impose a $1.97 billion penalty on the disgraced utility, a huge figure that exceeds the $1.6 billion fine that the PUC imposed --
Hundreds flee Florida Panhandle wildfires

Hundreds flee Florida Panhandle wildfires

High winds and low humidity caused that blaze, east of Pensacola, to expand 10 times in size, the Florida Forest Service said in a statement. The fire started as a prescribed burn but quickly grew out
Brazil's Bolsonaro deploys military to Amazon region

Brazil's Bolsonaro deploys military to Amazon region

Brazil's Trump, right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, formally authorized deployment of military forces in the Amazon rainforest region, purportedly to fight deforestation and fires. Surely the massive
Wildfires in Florida Force Hundreds to Evacuate: ‘All You Could See Is Smoke’

Wildfires in Florida Force Hundreds to Evacuate: ‘All You Could See Is Smoke’

More than 1,000 residents were told to move away from fires that a state official called “extremely dangerous.”
Wildfires in Florida Force Hundreds to Evacuate: ‘All You Could See Is Smoke’

Wildfires in Florida Force Hundreds to Evacuate: ‘All You Could See Is Smoke’

More than 1,000 residents were told to move away from fires that a state official called “extremely dangerous.”