Yesterday, just as we were peaking the cranky meter, Mike Dietrich, the U.S. Forest Service incident commander, said the California Station Fire had turned from "angry" to "cranky."
IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Fires rage across California as Hurricane Jimena bears down on Baja; Lights out for incandescent lightbulbs; The Summer of...
We've spent $2 billion since 2000 without reducing the number of forest acres burned, homes destroyed, or firefighters killed. President Obama's new forest chief is badly needed.
The spiritual questions that are on the table now, though one would never know it listening to the daily news. Will we actually embody the tenets of our faith?
In Today's Audio Report: Fires and bats and bears -- Oh My!; Congress to offer Cash For Clunkers; Some Democrats side with Republicans in stalling cli...
When we think about conserving biodiversity, killing trees isn't a strategy that immediately leaps to mind. Yet, according to research that one of us ...
Learning to remain relaxed and go with life's flow is a high achievement indeed. Mind-body practice helps, meditation helps, but in the end it is self-awareness that is required.
Both groups are convinced they possess a uniquely superior grasp of reality. Facts and evidence are muffled by their messianic quest to inform society of its delusions and inadequacies.
Having since found out about friends who lost their homes, and seen the destruction in their neighborhoods, it feels somewhat inappropriate to communicate our good fortune.
"We're doing a full retrofit of Los Angeles. L.A. 2.0. We're creating a sustainable prototype by retrofitting Los Angeles with a functioning forest."
Last week's tremor reminded the folks of the Golden State that they live on the edge of a cliff. But nothing will compare with Manny-being-Manny's arrival in Chavez Ravine.
With fresh, visceral images of past Category-5 hurricanes in our minds, many forecasters have predicted another active storm season for the Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard regions.
Is global warming a hazard to your health? Just ask Abdon Felix Garcia, a farm worker in California. Oh, wait! You can't, because he died on Wednesday after working in a vineyard in 108 degree heat.
From here on out, every weather calamity will arrive in a wrapper of unspoken dread: what if this event does not fit the old pattern?
Why should anyone think there was "mal-intent" by FEMA in holding a fake press conference and passing it off as real? It was just Bush administration business as usual. That's not mal-intent. It's just intent.
Writing a check for medical supplies is so businesslike, while giving a teddy bear is warm and fuzzy. It makes the giver feel good, which is the problem: Giving is not supposed to be about the giver.