Manola Secaira is CapRadio’s environment and climate change reporter. Before that, she worked for Crosscut in Seattle as an Indigenous Affairs reporter.
Prescribed burns could help reduce California’s wildfires. A new bill could help make planned fires more frequent
September 16, 2021
California officials are falling behind on goals to treat forest land via prescribed burns. Advocates rallied behind a bill to make the burns more accessible, saying that it’ll take the effort of more than state agencies to catch up.
September 10, 2021
California lawmakers wrapped up their work Friday night. Here’s a sample of what they passed — and what they didn’t.
September 3, 2021
Conversations around the massive wildfires plaguing California have evolved substantially the past few years. Researchers say rising temperatures will only increase conditions that fuel these catastrophes years to come.
August 24, 2021
Environmental advocates are asking California legislators to rethink the state’s response to climate crises, rallying around the concept of permanent relief shelters for communities most impacted by climate change.
August 19, 2021
Just like the Dixie Fire, it’s possible the Caldor Fire will decrease one day and strengthen the next. Firefighters and residents in impacted areas will have to watch out for sudden changes in wind patterns moving forward.