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  • What the High Park wildfire can teach us about protecting homes

    What the High Park wildfire can teach us about protecting homes

    After the Colorado wildfires, experts try to figure out why some "fire-proofed" neighborhoods with defensible space burned, while similar neighborhoods didn't.

  • Wildfire's silver lining

    Wildfire's silver lining

    Even the costliest blazes can boost local economies.

  • Of Birds and Men

    Of Birds and Men

    Piecing together a 50-year restoration in San Francisco's South Bay, one species at a time. Also, why defensible space around homes still burns, finding and growing edible camas, a Native American staple, the Bakken water boom, and more.

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

  • Heard around the West

    "Pit bulls with flippers" in Newport Beach; mountain lion problems; Lewis the Cat; don’t try this on the highway; Fighting Sioux fight for sports team name

  • Forest protection on the honor system

    The House and Senate pass the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, which environmentalists fear will do the opposite of its name

  • California prepares for the next burn

    California prepares for the next burn

    Public officials – and even homeowners – are beginning to accept the inevitability of wildfires in the Golden State.

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