Global Warming Goes Nuclear

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2011

Flooding has encircled two nuclear power plants, and a wildfire is threatening a nuclear weapons lab. Is this what "nuclear" global warming looks like?

Southwest Wildfires and Global Warming, Explained

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2011

Fueled by drought conditions, the 2011 wildfire season is off to an explosive start. Is this a preview of what's to come with global warming?

Wildfires and No Drought Relief in Sight for Southwest

  • Published: May 18th, 2011

While the Miss. River flooding continues, drought in the Southwest is adding to the worst spring wildfire season in over a decade.

Wildfires in the West

Wildfires in the West

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.

In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a desert state like Nevada, heavy rains promote plant growth but can lead to more wildfires.

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.

Wildfires Out West

Wildfires Out West

  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011

In different parts of the American West, climate influences wildfires in unexpected ways.

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.