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Coming soon, the Apocalypse, maybe

By Pepper Trail

Just about every video game, young adult novel and buzz-worthy streaming series agree that we need to prepare for a…

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A water-stressed valley needs to curb development  

By Rebecca Lawton

In my drought- and fire-plagued home valley, 40 miles north of San Francisco, a debate has been simmering for decades…

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Telling the truth about the way we live now

By Laura Pritchett

Evonne lives in a fire lookout in Oregon, and since I meet with these graduate students on Zoom, we’ve all…

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When immortals die

By Pepper Trail
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Giant sequoias come as close to immortality as living organisms can. Many live over a thousand years despite nature’s challenges. So…

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We blame the trees, but whose fault is it?

By Pepper Trail

“But it’s questionable that any amount of “thinning” could protect Ashland from a wind-driven firestorm coming out of the watershed.”

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It’s Time to Come to the Aid of Wildland Firefighters

By Harrison Raine

“..many of the men and women who fight those fires on our behalf are suffering from burnout”

Image of Harrison Raine setting a backfire to stop wildfire from spreading

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