Wildfire

Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
What base camp and wildfire look like from one firefighter's perspective.
The nature of fire has dramatically changed
The nature of fire has dramatically changed
What we've lost in the Methow Valley wildfires
What we've lost in the Methow Valley wildfires
Three firefighters have died as fires continue to rip through Washington.
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
Snowpack is above normal in spots, but doesn't make up for its lack earlier in the year.
More Alaskan forests are burning, not just due to climate change
More Alaskan forests are burning, not just due to climate change
Populated areas are seeing a large increase in wildfire, despite suppression efforts.
Congress considers treating wildfire like other natural disasters
Congress considers treating wildfire like other natural disasters
The proposal to use emergency funding faces a key obstacle: Sen. Murkowski.
Don't blame bark beetles for fire risk
Don't blame bark beetles for fire risk
A new study suggests hot dry weather, not beetles, make forests go up in smoke.
Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains
Drought persists in the Northwest, despite winter rains
Water supplies and drought outlooks are grim in most Western states.
The art – and science – of forecasting wildfires
The art – and science – of forecasting wildfires
This model could eliminate guesswork and predict fire according to geography.
Early start to wildfire season
Early start to wildfire season
Blazes in California and Utah have officials on alert, but what they spell for the coming season is unclear.
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
2011's huge wildfires and what they portend. Spoiler: More dead trees.
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Four decades after the first allegations of discrimination, some say little has changed.
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
A new report summarizes how climate change is accelerating tree death from fires, bark beetles and drought
Lost in the woods
Lost in the woods
How the Forest Service is botching 4FRI, its biggest restoration project.
Smoke and mirrors
Smoke and mirrors
Congress can’t seem to solve a big problem: how to pay for battling wildfires.
Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames
Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames
New report shows long-term firefighting costs eroding most other work.
Boreal burning
Boreal burning
Canada's Northwest Territory goes up in flames, releasing massive amounts of carbon.
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
A community news source rallies during Washington's biggest fire in history.
A new wildfire protection approach in Colorado
A new wildfire protection approach in Colorado
Homeowners take on the costs of fire mitigation — with lots of help.
Critics see GOP wildfire bill as attack on environmental protections
A once nomadic firefighter decides to stay put
A once nomadic firefighter decides to stay put
The author sees wildfires differently now that she's settled down.
Canada’s boreal forests are burning
Canada’s boreal forests are burning
And releasing loads of carbon.
New Mexico is getting lucky so far this fire season