The Times spoke to two dozen experts who said decisions made now would spell the difference between a difficult future and something far worse.
Even if flames are far away, smoke can travel and threaten kids’ health. But staying inside has trade-offs too.
The engineering and land management that enabled the state’s tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks — and those shocks are getting worse.
Oregon’s fate has always been intertwined with the forests that blanket the state. Now millions of trees are charred, and those who live from them face a future full of uncertainty.
The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.
As wildfires continue to rip through parts of the West, Oregon is experiencing catastrophic destruction.
Tuesday: Although the governor and the president were polite, they disagreed about the reality of climate change.
Republicans are already acting as if there’s no next year.
Countries have made insufficient progress on international goals designed to halt a catastrophic slide, a new report found.
Firefighters were facing unpredictable wind gusts and drier weather on Monday, conditions that threaten to give new strength to raging wildfires.
From his ranch, the former California governor is experiencing the same smoky air wafting through much of the state. “We are causing this,” he declared in an interview.
A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.