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Extreme Weather and Climate Change: The Midwest

Extreme Weather and Climate Change: The Southwest

Bark beetle outbreaks may influence forest fire risk

Wildfire smoke is a public health threat

Wildfires have increased dramatically in Washington State

Warmer temperatures are promoting wildfires in the American West

The western fire season is growing months longer

Much more wildfire burns in the West during years with early snowmelt

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Tripod Fire Satellite View The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.

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