Kurtis Alexander, SF Chronicle

Kurtis Alexander

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Recent articles by Kurtis:

California wolf pack produces state’s largest litter of pups in a century

The state’s three known wolf packs continue to grow, offering hope for the recovery of... → Read More

Yosemite National Park ends controversial reservation system

After three years of requiring advance booking for Yosemite National Park entry, officials say they’re suspending the crowd-control policy for now. → Read More

The Monterey area may get a huge desalination plant. Is this the future of California’s water supply?

The prolonged drought and technological improvements may be changing the attitude of the... → Read More

California's drought is upending migration for millions of birds along the Pacific Flyway. Here's how bad it is

After three years of drought in California, migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway are having to make adjustments because of the lack of water on the landscape. → Read More

A herd of wild horses just moved into this iconic California destination. No one knows what comes next

Wild horses have arrived in California's eastern Sierra. No one knows why, but officials are urgently debating what to do now. → Read More

Three homes have become the first in the Bay Area to be publicly named as using too much water

EBMUD has begun fining Bay Area households, starting with three in Orinda, Oakland and Richmond, that have consumed too much water amid California's ongoing drought. → Read More

Southern California wastes a lot of water despite historic drought. But it can teach the Bay Area one big lesson

The Bay Area has generally been among the best regions in California at water... → Read More

California heat wave may go down as the worst in state history

Climate change has pushed high temperatures far above what they otherwise would have been for California and the Bay Area. → Read More

Mono Lake was supposed to have been saved. It wasn’t, and now drought is drying it up

One of North America’s oldest lakes and an emblem of California’s wild beauty faces a... → Read More

California is desperate to stop mega-fires. But controversy rages over tree thinning

The Washburn Fire in Yosemite benefited from past tree-thinning projects, park officials... → Read More

California faces drought, heat, power outages and fires. It may be the cruelest summer ever

This year’s dry, warm weather is stoking fears of multiple problems like increasing water restrictions, extreme heat, power outages, wildfire and smoke — potentially all of the above in one vicious swoop. → Read More

At California’s second biggest lake, the latest fallout of drought is gruesome

100 miles north of San Francisco, crews are attempting to rescue the drought-threatened Clear Lake hitch, which are running aground in dried-up streams. → Read More

California drought: Disappointing rain and snow mean tighter water rules ahead

Key metrics signal continued drought impacts. → Read More

Big Sur’s beaches are getting wider. Researchers say it’s the result of fire and flood

Extreme wildfire and rain are washing vast amounts of sediment to sea along the Big Sur... → Read More

Drought, fires and beetles — California’s forests are dying. Is it too late to save them?

A tree die-off that started in California with last decade’s drought continues, new... → Read More

Yosemite to require reservations again this summer — here’s what to know before you go

The reservation policy at Yosemite is part of a broader effort across the National Park... → Read More

Five percent of world’s giant sequoias may have died in California wildfires this summer

Scientists have begun to question whether the world’s largest tree will survive... → Read More

The drought is going to stick around for a third year in California, federal scientists project

A new climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects... → Read More

Recent Northern California storms made a dent in the drought. But will it be enough?

California water managers are still sizing up runoff from a week’s worth of storms, but... → Read More

Is California's wildfire season already winding down?

Fire activity across the West has moderated over the past few weeks, but high fire... → Read More