Portland’s trees are also playing an underappreciated role every time it rains: They’re helping us prevent major flooding and avoid erosion; they are literally holding Multnomah County together.
Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.
Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.
In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Low-intensity fire can help reduce wildfire risk but not without challenges for an Oregon town.
Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing.Is enough being done to prepare?
In partnership with the Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com. Across New Jersey, some land managers have long used prescribed burns as an important tool for their work.
Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?
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
In the face of more intense and frequent wildfires, federal land managers consider adopting burning practices the Southeast has been successfully using for decades.
Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.