Community Risk Reduction

PG&E Objects to Judge’s Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

Utility pushed back at vegetation management     By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, ...

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Testing Fire-Resistant Homes

New ideas in building construction     (CNBC) -It is impossible to build a fully fireproof home, but researchers are now focused on making homes at least fire resistant. They have to, because climate change is increasing the intensity of ...

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Critics Ask Why PG&E Was Slow on Wildfire Safety

Why has utility waited so long to act?     By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is promising to spend more than $2 billion this year to improve wildfire prevention after its ...

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Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

The pain of the four-week-long shutdown is having a ripple effect     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire ...

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