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Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?

Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

In California, the debate over prescribed burns is complicated by a deadly history with wildfires that have grown quickly out of control.

Breathing Fire: ‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire

Breathing Fire: ‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

In the face of more intense and frequent wildfires, federal land managers consider adopting burning practices the Southeast has been successfully using for decades.

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2017

July was record warm for Alaska's northernmost city and the hottest month on record for the globe at Death Valley.

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2017

California municipalities have filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel giants over sea level rise.

The West Is on Fire As Heat Records Fall

The West Is on Fire As Heat Records Fall

  • Published: Jul 10th, 2017

A scorcher of a heat wave broke temperature records across the West and helped fuel new wildfires.

West Coast Waters on Acid Trip; Fishing Industry in Peril

West Coast Waters on Acid Trip; Fishing Industry in Peril

  • Published: Jun 6th, 2017

Hotspots of ocean acidification that persist year after year have been found along the U.S. West Coast.

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

  • Published: May 9th, 2017

After years of widespread, intense drought, the U.S. is experiencing its smallest drought footprint since 2000.

Scientists: Get Used to Wildfires in a Warming World

Scientists: Get Used to Wildfires in a Warming World

  • Published: Apr 17th, 2017

Communities across the West will have to adapt to living with the ever-increasing threat of wildfires.