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Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

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.

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2019

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2019

Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2019

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

  • Published: Jun 19th, 2019

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?

Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing.Is enough being done to prepare?

  • Published: Jun 4th, 2019

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?

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.