Nearly Half of All Western Wildfire Costs Go To California

Nearly Half of All Western Wildfire Costs Go To California

  • Published: Aug 28th, 2013

During the past 10 years, $4 billion has been spent fighting wildfires in California, more than in any other state.

Yosemite Fire Example of How Droughts Amplify Wildfires

Yosemite Fire Example of How Droughts Amplify Wildfires

  • Published: Aug 26th, 2013

A massive wildfire, the 14th largest in California history, rages near Yosemite National Park amid drought conditions.

Wildfire Alert Heightened as Blazes Char Western U.S.

Wildfire Alert Heightened as Blazes Char Western U.S.

  • Published: Aug 20th, 2013

Firefighting resources are being stretched to the limit as more than three-dozen wildfires burn across the West.

Sinking Towns, 2 Interactives & the Lowdown on Drought

Sinking Towns, 2 Interactives & the Lowdown on Drought

  • Published: Aug 18th, 2013

All sorts of news on drought, two interactives plus a drought map, and a sinking Alaska town.

Fracking In Spotlight in Texas as Ample Oil, No Water

Fracking In Spotlight in Texas as Ample Oil, No Water

  • Published: Aug 16th, 2013

Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms dry and people thirsty.

150 Years in 30 Seconds: Sea Level Debt Sinking U.S. Cities

150 Years in 30 Seconds: Sea Level Debt Sinking U.S. Cities

  • Published: Aug 12th, 2013

New interactive on sea level rise illustrates when U.S. cities are locking in a future below the tide.

Sea Level Rise to Play Bigger Role in NYC Storms: Study

Sea Level Rise to Play Bigger Role in NYC Storms: Study

  • Published: Aug 9th, 2013

A new study found that sea level rise will play a larger role for storm surge in New York City.

Methane Leaking in Utah Suggests Higher National Rate

Methane Leaking in Utah Suggests Higher National Rate

  • Published: Aug 6th, 2013

Scientists found that far more methane is leaking from Utah natural gas wells than expected.