Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

American gun violence has immense costs beyond the death toll, new studies find

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Two new studies outline the massive financial, social and health care costs of America's gun violence epidemic on victims and the large pool of often forgotten survivors.


The toll of America's gun violence epidemic

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Two studies have outlined the staggering financial, social and healthcare toll of America's gun violence epidemic. The groups behind the study hope the cost will spur legislative and cultural change.


Decades of 'good fires' save Yosemite's iconic grove of ancient sequoia trees

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Saving the centuries-old trees in Yosemite's famed Mariposa Grove took hard work from firefighters but also half a century of intentional fires.


Most gun owners favor modest restrictions but deeply distrust government, poll finds

Friday, July 08, 2022

Overwhelming majorities want to see universal background checks, raising the age to buy any kind of gun to 21 and red flag laws. But just a quarter trust the government to look out for them.


Ecologists say federal wildfire plans are dangerously out of step with climate change

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Many forest ecologists say the U.S. Forest Service is hampered by an outdated approach to prescribed fires, a key tool for reducing the threat of megafires made worse by climate change.


As hate crimes against Asian Americans rise, a California neighborhood takes action

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In Oakland, Calif., Chinatown residents have been targeted with robberies and anti-Asian abuse. They decided to fight back with volunteer patrols, and their presence is helping to deter crime.


New Mexico wildfire sparks backlash against controlled burns. That's bad for the West

Friday, May 20, 2022

Experts worry a devastating wildfire in New Mexico, partly started by a controlled burn that got out of control, may create a backlash against this important forest management tool.


Fire crews battling the massive New Mexico wildfire want a break from relentless wind

Friday, May 13, 2022

The giant, wind-whipped blaze burning in New Mexico has displaced tens of thousands and is on track to become the largest wildfire in the state's history


Oakland residents remain skeptical as federal oversight of police ends after 20 years

Friday, May 13, 2022

Federal monitoring began in the wake of a corruption and brutality scandal two decades ago. Critics say progress is extremely fragile and remain worried about true progress.


The largest wildfire in the U.S. has burned an area bigger than New York City

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The wildfire in New Mexico is growing rapidly. After weeks of relentless winds, firefighters are hoping for some relief soon. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands of people evacuated.


Wildfires in New Mexico continue to grow

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

New Mexico wildfires are continuing to grow as unrelenting high winds make conditions very difficult for firefighters.


Lawmakers call for greater security funding and oversight for U.S. transit systems

Monday, May 02, 2022

Open drug use and the threat of mass violence have prompted calls for more security funding for mass transit. Congress also says better oversight of existing security is needed.


Some California police are biased. A report says they have no clear plans to fix that

Sunday, May 01, 2022

A scathing report by California's Auditor of five large police departments finds evidence of officer bias against women, people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ people, and there's no goal to improve.


Some Ukrainians forced from their homes are fleeing to small towns for refuge

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Charities in Ukraine are overwhelmed by the millions of refugees who've been forced from their homes and are looking for safe places to stay.


Remembering a Ukrainian fighter pilot who died in the war with Russia

Thursday, March 24, 2022

In a small village in western Ukraine, family and friends recently buried a 29-year-old MIG fighter pilot who was killed in combat over his homeland.


Zelenskyy says Mariupol will be remembered as one of modern warfare's ugliest sieges

Sunday, March 20, 2022

The latest news from Ukraine, including the bombing of an Mairupol art school where civilians were taking cover, and allegations that Russians are taking Ukrainians over the border by force.


Russia strikes targets in Kyiv as Mariupol theater rescue efforts continue

Friday, March 18, 2022

A fourth day of peace negotiations ended with no breakthrough. Ukraine's president said workers continued rescue efforts at the Mariupol theater where scores of civilians were sheltering.


Russian missiles launched from the Black Sea strike within Lviv city limits

Friday, March 18, 2022

Russia conducted a missile strike on an aviation repair building in Lviv, Ukraine. It's the first attack within Lviv city limits since the war began.


Lviv takes in displaced Ukrainians but space and resources are strained

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Space and resources are strained in the western city of Lviv. More than 200,000 Ukrainians have temporarily settled in the city while Russian airstrikes continued this past week.


Russian and Ukrainian negotiators finish 4th round of talks without a breakthrough

Monday, March 14, 2022

Russian and Ukrainian negotiators concluded another round of talks without reporting a breakthrough as Moscow's forces attacked Kyiv's suburbs and other cities across the country.