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Washington: Warming and Wildfires

Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American West—and climate change looks at least partly responsible. This report explores the connections between rising temperatures, melting snows, multiplying beetles and the increase in wildfires as well as the toll fires are taking on forests and the people who live in and around them.