After a year of record-breaking fires, the state is bracing for what comes next. Seven years into a severe drought, stuck in a wildfire season that never seems to end, it’s clear that California has entered
“The fire, to me—it’s like an ocean. It’s so strong that we don’t really stand a chance of doing much to it.” Seven years ago, Park Williams took an hour-long drive with a couple of friends to see a wildfire.
Photographer Gideon Mendel documents the residents of Shasta county as they return to their fire-ravaged homes. Interviews by Federica Armstrong Global warming didn’t start the fire but I’m sure it made
When a wildfire stops burning, an important job begins: Figuring out how it started, and who should be held responsible. In October 2017 a series of fires tore through the sleepy goldenrod hills and green
Wildfires in the U.S. have become more common and catastrophic than ever before. Citizens, local governments and the $2.2 trillion property and casualty insurance industry continue to be caught by surprise
Environment The heat wave toasting Europe dried out its foliage. That made everything much more likely to catch fire. In Greece, the fires came fast and hard, sweeping through towns so quickly that residents
In wildfire-prone B.C. and California, urban sprawl and bad planning are fuelling future infernos. What can we do?
Graphics by John Sopinski and Tamsin McMahon Hundreds of wildfires are raging across Western Canada and the United States, sending residents fleeing from their homes as firefighters risk their lives to
Californians are already facing long fire seasons and record-setting blazes that have scorched the landscape and created clouds of soot. But this is just a hint of what’s to come as the planet gets hotter.
LOS ANGELES – If it's possible to build a fireproof house, Robert Balzebre is convinced his stunning three-story personal sanctuary perched in the Hollywood Hills would qualify. The "warm contemporary"