In the News

Exploring the link between wildfire smoke and cancer risk

In the News : UC Davis

“UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center funds two pilot studies to examine impact of smoke from fires. Within the last six years, Californians have witnessed a troublesome trend in wildfires. Not only are wildfires larger, more frequent and more severe than prior years, they’re increasingly closer to home, crossing into a boundary known as a wildland-urban interface. It is this boundary, where wilderness meets civilization, which is of special interest to research scientists.”

All volunteer firefighting crew protects Big Sur from wildfires

In the News : KSBW 8

“As fire season continues in California, volunteer firefighters in Big Sur say they’re on high alert. With a staff of 18 volunteer firefighters, Big Sur Fire protects 60 miles of coastline and 106,000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest. The department is equipped with three fire engines, two water tenders and plenty of medical and rescue equipment. Equipment and operations costs are almost entirely funded by state grants, individual donations and fundraisers like the Big Sur Marathon.”