Illustration of wildfires in Berkeley

Berkeley community must work together to prepare for wildfires

Wildfires are a major threat in California, fueled in part by the worsening climate crisis. The National Interagency Fire Center is expecting another above-average season this year, with the upcoming months being the most severe. Five of the 10 most destructive fires in California’s history took place in the last two years.
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UC, CSU ill-equipped for earthquakes

Too many UC and CSU campuses aren’t equipped to handle earthquakes — and it’s past time the state did something about it.

The specter of “the big one” has long been on our minds as Californians. But last month’s earthquakes made many of us wonder just how catastrophic “the big one” would be if it arrives in our lifetimes.
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