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A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley. Alberta wildfires.

‘Nothing short of terrifying’: Alberta wildfires grow eight times in size

An aerial photo shows wildfires near neighborhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

An aerial photo shows wildfires near neighborhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

When she spotted a small circle of orange flames flickering in the trees outside, Erica Decker knew she had just minutes left in the house she had always described as her dream home. With little more than their cats and the clothes on their backs, she and her family jumped in the car to flee the rapidly advancing wildfire. “As we pulled out of the driveway, we could see the flames reaching our front lawn,” said Decker, her voice shaking as she fought back tears. “We knew we wouldn’t have anything to go back to.”…

 

A Community-Minded Approach to Resilience in Berkeley

Berkeley, California, is a small city facing some large-scale challenges. There are the environmental: the Hayward fault line runs straight through the city, and the California drought and the impending effects of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay pose threats of fires and floods. And there are the social: despite its progressive history, socioeconomic and racial inequity persist in Berkeley, and have only been exacerbated by the regional tech boom…

 

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