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What Does It Take To Defend Your Home Against A Mega Wildfire Like The Camp Fire? Here’s How One Couple Survived.

December 10, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

The Camp Fire killed 86 people. But at least one family didn’t evacuate and they survived.

Courtesy of Susie Kocher

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree To Help Prevent Wildfires

December 6, 2018

CapRadio’s environment reporter Ezra David Romero joins us to discuss his latest feature on using Christmas tree permit programs to thin forests and manage wildfires.

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Will More Permits To Chop Down Christmas Trees Help Thin California Forests And Prevent Wildfires?

December 5, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Every holiday season, the Forest Service allows the public to cut down a number of trees for a small fee. Some experts say this practice could be ramped up to help thin the state’s dense forests.

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Central Valley Salmon Population Remains Strong After Record Numbers Last Year

November 28, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Last year almost 20,000 salmon made it upriver to the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery, the highest recorded since 1940. More than 14,000 have already been counted this year.

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