Better forest management could shrink future wildfires and save hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more …
Fires and lightning caused havoc statewide, and hundreds of cowboys turned out for a gay rodeo.
The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest. …read more
The latest U.N. report includes recommendations for how the state might try to adapt. …read more
Rebuilt port, recovering from damage spawned by Japan’s 2011 quake, now ready for big waves. Read more. …
No reports of damage or injuries, as long, rolling quake hits a region known for big tremors.
In that pre-smart phone era, news traveled slowly. Then we heard the Bay Bridge had collapsed.
Some lessons of this summer’s blaze will take years to be revealed. But the immediate impact is dramatic.