By Liz Hensler
Cover Photo: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, published in the Boston Herald
Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the causes, concerns, and conversations around the wildfires on the west coast of the US.
- Wildfires race across the West: Smoke poses health hazard to millions; unprecedented pollution in Oregon, Grace Hauck and Joel Shannon (USA Today)
- How climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires, heat and smog, Susanne Rust and Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)
- What should wildfire prevention look like? Three experts urge action, Martin Kuz (Christian Science Monitor)
- Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis, Dean Russell, Jamie Smith Hopkins and Claudia Boyd-Barrett (California Health Report)
- Fast-Moving California Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change, Anne E. Mulkern (Scientific American)
- Climate change is worsening California’s hellish wildfires, Dana Nuccitelli (Yale Climate Connections)
- Why this group of Californians is especially vulnerable to wildfires, pandemics, Kim Boróquez (Sacramento Bee)
- The Former Prisoners Fighting California’s Wildfires, Christie Thompson (The Marshall Project)
- To Manage Wildfire, California Looks To What Tribes Have Known All Along, Lauren Sommer (NPR)
- How California can recover from wildfires without leaving its most vulnerable behind, Yvette Cabrera (Grist)
- Why Have Incarcerated People Been On The Frontlines Of California Wildfires?, Brianna Provenzano (Refinery29)
- Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires, Annie Karni (New York Times)
Watch and Listen:
- In CA, Wildfires Accelerate Convergence of Public Health Crises, Podcast (Direct Relief)
- A Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Wildfires, Podcast (The Daily – New York Times)
- Returning to traditional fire management, Radio (Native American Calling)
- California Burning: Solutions to California’s Wildfire Problem, Podcast Series (NPR)
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Liz Hensler, MPA (she/her/hers) is the founder of Do Good, Better. She works in philanthropy in the humanitarian aid sector and has a background in NGO program management, corporate and community engagement, volunteer management, and communications. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.