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Rejecting the ‘new normal,’ California eyes technology solutions to wildfire risks

May 2, 2019

California is a global leader in technology, so it stands to reason that we’re focusing more on technological solutions to help overcome the growing threat from frequent and deadly wildfires.

Over the past two years, California has endured a number of epic megafires. More than 120 people have been killed, nearly two million acres burned, and thousands of homes and other structures destroyed.

Now, as the state anxiously awaits another potentially deadly fire season, some say climate change and years of drought have brought us a “new normal” where terrible wildfire disasters are a regular occurrence.

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