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Using tech to transform vegetation management in the wake of the Dixie Fire

Elijah Priwer Contributor Elijah Priwer is a mechanical engineering student at UC Berkeley, whose interests lie in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence and astrophysics. Rita Rosiek Contributor Rita Rosiek is a […]




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Why Goats Became the Unconventional Weapon Against Wildfires

In 2020, Ms. Malmberg co-founded the nonprofit Goatapelli Foundation to train people in how to use goats to prevent wildfires. She said that of the 200 or so participants, only […]




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When Heat Waves, Wildfires and Drought Grip Oregon and Washington

In early summer, a day laborer laying irrigation lines at a plant nursery just south of Portland, Ore., collapsed to the ground and died. His official cause of death was […]




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PG&E Aims to Curb Wildfire Risk by Burying Many Power Lines

Pacific Gas & Electric, aiming to show its determination to overcome a history of safety problems, announced Wednesday that it planned to put 10,000 miles of its power lines underground […]







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Watching Earth Burn

I have a pastime, one that used to give me considerable pleasure, but lately it has morphed into a source of anxiety, even horror: earth-watching.Let me explain.The earth from space […]