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California to Again Protect Insurance Policies in Fire Areas

California has temporarily banned insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for residents near the Mosquito Fire.

(Sept. 23, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
The Town That Wouldn’t Burn

In the wake of losing Paradise, Greenville and Grizzly Flats in recent years, the Mosquito Fire nearly wiped another California town off the map—but firefighters and luck saved the Placer County town of Foresthill.

(Sept. 20, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento News & Review report

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Magic in Markleeville: Battered town rich in Sierra history

Over the past few years, the residents and businesses of Markleeville have been to hell and back. First, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down tourism for nearly two years, a mainstay of the town’s economy. In 2021 the massive Tamarack Fire …

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Renters guide to wildfires released

Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team has released the Lake Tahoe Long-Term Renter’s Guide to prepare for wildfire dangers. The free guide details how to sign up for emergency notifications, how to pack a Go-Bag, how to interpret Red Flag Warnings …

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Can California Really Make its Power Grid 100% Green?

New legislation accelerates California's self-mandate to convert to a carbon-free electrical grid by 2045. But can the state actually do it?

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A Do-or-Die Day For California’s Power Grid

Today, California's power grid is poised to face its biggest test of the summer so far as a record-setting heat wave continues to boil the drought-parched, fire-stricken state. As residents crank up their air conditioners to deal with yet another …

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Olympic Valley drill planned

While the primary plans for wildfire in Olympic Valley call for complete evacuation via Hwy. 89, an Area of Refuge evacuation drill will be held on Aug. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to simulate what would happen if Hwy. …

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Report: Salmon at Risk From Massive Delta Tunnel Project

The tunnel project, which would cost billions and take decades, aims to help shore up water supplies in much of California. The new environmental impact report outlines the impacts.

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

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The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.

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