MIT Technology Review @techreview A media company making technology a greater force for good. Get our journalism: go.technologyreview.com/newsletters Oct. 28, 2019 1 min read

With the #GettyFire prompting evacuations in Los Angeles, we want to share some hopeful reporting on a subject that hits close home for this social media editor. (@Benji_Rosen is from LA)  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-28/fire-along-interstate-405-near-getty-center 

There’s a gel being tested that makes trees fire-resistant. It could be sprayed on forests and vegetation to help stop wildfires from spreading.  https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614454/a-gel-that-makes-trees-fire-resistant-could-help-prevent-wildfires/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1571932756 

Here’s an inside look into Australia’s plan to survive bigger, badder bushfires.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613336/inside-australias-plan-to-survive-bigger-badder-bushfires/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1571932824 

Lastly, here is how Paradise, California, is trying to make itself fireproof.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613634/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-rebuilding/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1571932852 

(You should also read @jtemple’s detailed reporting on Paradise and the impossible choice between climate fight and flight)  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613937/why-the-town-destroyed-by-californias-camp-fire-is-rebuilding/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1571932885 

Before we end this thread, we should probably also mention how absurd it is that California must shut off its power to prevent wildfires. Here are some better options.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614498/californias-shutting-off-power-to-prevent-fires-here-are-some-better-options/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1571932921 


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