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Kurtis Alexander

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Past articles by Kurtis:

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

Lassen National Park to reopen after two-thirds of park burns in Dixie Fire

Visitors will be allowed limited entry into the park, starting Monday. Those returning... → Read More

How to save southern part of S.F.'s Ocean Beach

A giant sand berm is being built on San Francisco’s southern coast where roads,... → Read More

San Francisco, agriculture suppliers want their water, sue state over drought restrictions

A lawsuit filed by the city and a handful of Central Valley irrigation districts claims... → Read More

California wildfires are climbing higher up mountains, putting more forest at risk of flames

This year’s Dixie Fire is continuing a trend of wildfires burning at increasingly high... → Read More

Native American Maidu tribes get sacred Sierra land back, only to see it burn in Dixie Fire

The northern Sierra was once the domain of the Maidu people. Some of the land had... → Read More

Let it burn? Forest Service's new all-out fire suppression policy a dangerous move, critics say

This month the federal government put a ban on controlled burning across the West. Some... → Read More

Wildfire smoke is more harmful than previously thought, research shows

With several fires throwing smoky air across California, recent studies on smoke exposure... → Read More

Amid escalating drought, Bay Area residents slow to cut back on water use

Nearly a dozen of the region’s largest water suppliers that have sought cutbacks from... → Read More

Newsom's wildfire plan may have a problem when it comes to fighting big blazes

California’s strategy of building fuel breaks in forests and grasslands is having... → Read More

State orders sweeping water restrictions for towns, vineyards along Russian River

Curtailment orders issued in Sonoma and Mendocino counties mean that water agencies and... → Read More

Newsom calls for record spending to confront California's looming wildfire season

The governor’s budget proposal includes $2 billion for wildfire prevention for the... → Read More

California is deep into the drought. Here's what it means for you

Most Bay Area water agencies expect to weather the dry year with minimal restrictions on... → Read More

Giant sequoia tree in Sequoia National Park still burning from last summer's wildfires

A team of scientists found a sequoia in Sequoia National Park giving off smoke this... → Read More

Biden administration gives California back its power to regulate vehicle emissions

The federal Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it will drop its rule... → Read More

Want to visit Yosemite? Summer reservations open Wednesday

Yosemite National Park is requiring advance reservations to enter the park this summer in... → Read More

Yosemite National Park will require reservations for entry this summer

The policy comes as many of the country’s flagship parks seek ways to keep people safe... → Read More