Climate crisis

Climate crisis

A new wave of startups is tackling a huge emissions source: wildfires

The growing field of firetech” is reinventing the age-old practice of prescribed burns and devising other novel methods of preventing and suppressing fires.

By Eric Wesoff  . 

A raging orange and red wildfire engulfs a forested hill. Power lines slash diagonally across the image
The Alisal fire north of Santa Barbara County, California in October 2021 (Xinhua/Getty Images)