Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.

Acres Burned in Washington

Acres Burned in Washington

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.

Tripod Fire Satellite View

Tripod Fire Satellite View

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

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

A Fly Fishing Guide Sees Trouble for Trout

A Fly Fishing Guide Sees Trouble for Trout

  • Published: Aug 31st, 2009

Craig Matthews, long-time fly-fishing guide, gives an eyewitness account of the changes he's seen in over thirty-plus years on the rivers around West Yellowstone, Montana.

Minneapolis: August Days over 90 Degrees

Minneapolis: August Days over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 19th, 2009

Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit

Philadelphia: August Days over 90 Degrees

Philadelphia: August Days over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 19th, 2009

Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit

New York: August Days over 90 Degrees

New York: August Days over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 19th, 2009

Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit