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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Devastating deluges, record floods and deadly heat waves have raised the question of whether there’s a connection between these events and global warming.The bottom line answer is: yes.… Read More

Wildfires 2011

Wildfires 2011

Spring brings the beginning of the wildfire season.

The climate has a significant influence on America's wildfires. Wet conditions in the winter promote plant growth that can fuel a fire, and an earlier spring and hotter summer nurture a longer wildfire season.… Read More

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Wildfires in the West In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.

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