California fire season is in full swing, but the priority fire prevention projects that Gov. Gavin Newsom called for earlier this year are nearly all works in progress.
Story by Ben Adler.
(Photo: Fire crews working in the Tahoe National Forest are clearing hazard trees within a prescribed burn area. That's where fires are intentionally lit for forest health projects - Ezra Romero / Capital Public Radio)
Californians are going to experience hotter and hotter temperatures in coming decades. The Union of Concerned Scientists say extreme heat is inevitable even in the best-case scenario where greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced.
Story by Ezra David Romero.
(Photo: The Hagan Park Community Pool in Rancho Cordova provides a cool refuge from the hot weather - Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)