Extreme heat is affecting more than a dozen states, smashing records that were set during the Dust Bowl era.
Having lived in Colorado Springs, watching the wildfire threatening to engulf the city feels personal.
With Colorado wildfires raging, this chart shows the key role played by the lack of snowfall, and early snowmelt.
After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.
Where to go to find the latest information on the Colorado wildfires, as well as other fires burning in the West.
The ingredients of red slurry, a fire-retardant chemical, are toxic and may threaten fish and drinking water.
Guest host Ezra Klein discussed the state-by-state temperature trends highlighted in our report, "The Heat is On".
Under projected models of a warming planet, fire frequency could increase in the U.S. within 30 years.