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Prescribed burns need insurance. It's increasingly hard to get
Why companies that conduct controlled burns are having a harder time finding insurance policies willing to cover them.
Hurricane risk will grow in the coming decades, report warns
A new tool shows the likelihood of wind damage by property address.
Wildfires are more frequent, getting worse — and straining government budgets
Federal spending by the two main agencies that manage wildfires has doubled in the last decade, Pew found. States are spending more too.
Logging could make California forests more resilient, but supply chain woes abound
Sawmills are poised to play a big role in making California more resilient to wildfires, but there may not be enough of them to go around.
The prescribed burn paradox: Climate change makes them harder to contain, and more necessary
Prescribed fires are supposed to burn excess fuels to help contain wildfires, but the U.S. Forest Service is adding stricter controls in light of a burn that got out of control in New Mexico.
How much water is in plants? The answer can be critical to forecasting wildfires.
"Fuel moisture" drives wildfires, and the metric can be used to better allocate firefighting resources.
Shining a light on our broken power grids, and the risks they pose
"California Burning" tells how the struggle to manage aging infrastructure, climate change and the bottom line can lead to disaster.
The business of "wildfire survival" is booming
Tree trimming and brush clearing around a home can improve its chances of making it through a blaze — but those services can be costly.
As wildfire disasters multiply, evacuation planning lags
Fires are unpredictable. They can spark anywhere, grow to any size and move in any direction, says Caroline Mimbs Nyce of The Atlantic.
Wildfires disproportionately affect low-income Americans, study finds
The overlap between wildfire risk and concentrated insurance markets leaves residents with few options.