Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

Clearing Forests: No Simple Solution to California Wildfires

State must step up its use of forest management     By STEVE SCHOONOVER Chico Enterprise-Record CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state’s best tools ...

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California Wildfires: Seeking Solutions to a Wicked Problem

1 in 12 homes are at high risk     By LAUREN GUSTUS The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — More than 2.7 million Californians live in areas that are at very high risk for wildfires, according to our analysis ...

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Dissecting Data: Pinpointing Houses Threatened by Wildfire

One in 12 homes in California are at high risk of burning     By PHILLIP REESE The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — These California communities could be the next Paradise . Is yours one of them? A lot ...

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California Races to Predict Which Town Could Burn Next

“There’s a lot of Paradises out there,”     By RYAN SABALOW, PHILLIP REESE and DALE KASLER The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada ...

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Judge Takes Oversight of California Utility’s Wildfire Prevention Plan

PG&E barred from paying dividends as part or prevention plan     By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric’s tree-trimming this year and barred the ...

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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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California to Waive Environmental Rules for Fire Season Prep

Order will apply only to 35 projects covering nearly 141 square miles     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, ...

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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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California Pulls National Guard from Border for Wildfire Protection

110 troops will be trained to work on fuel reduction projects     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from ...

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