A seasoned Forest Service firefighter remembers Colorado's South Canyon Fire and the lives lost in it 16 years ago.
by Mary Emerick,
Jun 11, 2010
Sen. Larry Craig’s suggestion that New
Orleans’ 9th Ward be restored as a wetland may represent a
newfound respect for the power of nature and the limits of the
human ability to control it
by Rocky Barker,
Nov 14, 2005
In Scorched Earth, journalist Rocky
Barker describes firsthand the chaos and consequences of the
by Gary Wockner,
Nov 28, 2005
An abandoned campfire is apparently to blame for the inferno now consuming the mountains outside Flagstaff, Ariz.
by Robyn Slayton-Martin,
Jun 29, 2010
The West’s weather is full of surprises this spring,
with snowstorms, windstorms, rain and wildfires all happening at
the same time.
by Jonathan Thompson,
May 12, 2008
The Forest Service finally assesses the impacts of fire retardant chemicals, but never answers the question of how useful they really are.
by Judith Lewis Mernit,
Jun 15, 2011
Zoologist David Olson and his colleagues are trying to create artificial cacti to house the rare coastal cactus wren, whose cholla cactus habitat is being threatened by California’s recent wildfires.
by Joseph Sorrentino,
Jul 18, 2008
Most Western wildfires today are caused by humans, either accidentally or deliberately.
by Ray Ring,
Aug 01, 2010
When Robert Palmer began crusading for better medical care on the firelines in memory of his brother, he realized -- as many reformers do -- that one of the problems lies in the risk-accepting culture of firefighting and other outdoor occupations.
by Neil LaRubbio,
Apr 12, 2012
Federal agencies have made strides in reducing fire danger in the West's forests, but many factors hinder their efforts
by Jodi Peterson,
Oct 16, 2011