“The national forest is stressed out.” And in California, it has good reason to be. At least twelve million trees have died due to the drought (and the bark beetles), and the state’s forests are being turned into tinderboxes.

+ Give us Californians some credit. We cut our water use by 3.6% in March. The governor had asked for 25%. (I’m doing my part this Cinco de Mayo. Instead of water, I’m only drinking desalinated margaritas.)