Controversial new studies question the conventional wisdom on Western ponderosa forests and the severity of their historic wildfires.
by Emily Guerin,
Sep 26, 2012
A New Mexican watches Whitewater-Baldy fire burn the Gila National Forest, and even as it changes a place she loves, her ecologist self cheers it on.
by Martha Schumann Cooper,
Jun 14, 2012
This season’s wildfires are caused by three things: Climate change-induced
drought, bureaucratic blindness and old-fashioned human folly.
by William deBuys,
Jun 30, 2011
The backstory to Emily Guerin's report on the scientific debate over how "normal" severe fire is, and a travelogue from the Gila Wilderness in the wake of this year's massive blaze.
by Cally Carswell, Emily Guerin, Neil LaRubbio,
Sep 25, 2012
The aftermath of Boulder's destructive Fourmile Canyon fire.
by Cally Carswell,
Sep 26, 2010
It's hard for journalists to talk about climate change, but they need to keep telling the story, especially when writing about natural disasters.
by Allen Best,
Jul 25, 2012
Even the costliest blazes can boost local economies.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Jun 10, 2013
A prominent wildfire expert, reacting to the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona's Yarnell Hill Fire, says it's time for a fundamental shift in policy.
by John N. Maclean,
Jul 12, 2013
Ecologist Charlie Crisafulli has spent twenty-five years
studying life on Mount St. Helens, especially the boreal toad,
which is in decline almost everywhere else, but thriving at the
by David B. Williams,
Jul 25, 2005
Pepper Trail, a wildlife biologist in Oregon, says that
this is not the time to log our way out of wildfire threats in the
by Pepper Trail,
Aug 11, 2003