MIT Technology Review @techreview A media company making technology a greater force for good. Get our journalism: 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) 

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. 

Here’s an inside look into Australia’s plan to survive bigger, badder bushfires. 

Lastly, here is how Paradise, California, is trying to make itself fireproof. 

(You should also read @jtemple’s detailed reporting on Paradise and the impossible choice between climate fight and flight) 

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. 

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