The Personal Toll of the California Wildfires

Wes Peters, News Editor

October 19, 2020

According to CNN, wildfires have burned an area around the size of Connecticut, or 3.6 million acres, in California in 2020 alone. With a new heatwave and high wind speed, more fires are on the way. Urban’s proximity to some of the fires means that many Urban students know people who have had to evacuate or take precautions to protect themselves. Living in the Bay Area during “wildfire season” generally means a couple of days...

PG&E cuts power in parts of the Bay Area

Photo Credit: Zoe Lusk

Mira Chandriani, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Recent dry and windy conditions in the Bay Area have led to PG&E cutting power to millions of people. Since mid-October, there have been multiple fires in the Bay Area, ranging from smaller fires that were quickly contained to the relatively large Kincade fire. “It was a little scary because [a]...

Is Urban Prepared for an Increasingly Hazy Future?

Ben Katznelson, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Over the past few years, Northern California has been ravaged by wildfires, leaving some regions devastated and others gasping for air. Though the state’s fire seasons are expected to worsen each year, the Urban School is prepared for the threats that they pose. Driven by climate change, California’s int...

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