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  • The San Francisco Peaks will never be the same

    The San Francisco Peaks will never be the same

    An abandoned campfire is apparently to blame for the inferno now consuming the mountains outside Flagstaff, Ariz.

  • Fighting fire and memories

    Fighting fire and memories

    A seasoned Forest Service firefighter remembers Colorado's South Canyon Fire and the lives lost in it 16 years ago.

  • Manufactured homes for the birds

    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.

  • The West’s wacky weather

    The West’s weather is full of surprises this spring, with snowstorms, windstorms, rain and wildfires all happening at the same time.

  • Seeds of change

    Land managers working on post-fire restoration in Utah have to battle invasive cheatgrass in their efforts to bring back the native sagebrush.

  • Nobody likes regulation, but look where we’re moving

    Tom Arrandale says Americans are getting sick and tired of paying to save houses from forest fires when those houses are built – and rebuilt – right next to forests in fire-prone areas.

  • West’s forests will never be the same

    Paul VanDevelder warns that climate change could devastate the West’s forests, leaving nothing behind but parched grasslands.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Health insurance – and the lack of it – in the West; Larry Craig, Burning Man, and parts of Montana go up in flames; Wyoming booms and house prices are up, but the kids are still leaving in droves; new Border Patrol duds debut.

  • When smoke gets in your life

    Alan Kesselheim misses the summers of the past, when Western skies were blue and clear and not blurred and choked with smoke and ash.

  • The inevitable fires next time

    Rocky Barker warns us that the new West is a world of inevitable, long-lasting and increasing forest fires.

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