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
Even the costliest blazes can boost local economies.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Jun 10, 2013
New Mexico's Gila National Forest is a good natural laboratory for studying the effects of wildfire.
by Neil LaRubbio,
Nov 14, 2012
Controversial new studies question the conventional wisdom on Western ponderosa forests and the severity of their historic wildfires.
by Emily Guerin,
Sep 26, 2012
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
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
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
President Bush says the Healthy Forests Restoration Act
and Initiative were needed to fight wildfire, but several years
into the new rules, critics question whether the changes they
brought were helpful or even necessary
by Kathie Durbin,
Apr 17, 2006
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 aftermath of Boulder's destructive Fourmile Canyon fire.
by Cally Carswell,
Sep 26, 2010