Wildfire

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.
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
Thumbs up and still breathing
Thumbs up and still breathing
Review of “Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire” by Jerry D. Mathes II
The great nonflagration?
The great nonflagration?
Despite a few high-profile wildfires, 2013 was a fairly quiet fire season after all.
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
Get a rare peek into what it's really like on the job.
Smokey Bear: From cute to buff, and in between
Smokey Bear: From cute to buff, and in between
Smokey Bear’s many image changes over the years reflect the Forest Service’s changing attitudes toward wildfire.
Burning issues
Controversial forestry scientist Tom Bonnicksen believes increased logging is necessary to fight global warming.
Fire, fire everywhere
Despite the growing threat of Western wildfire, most of us are still pretending it will go away if we just ignore it.