Wildfire

When public lands become tribal lands again
When public lands become tribal lands again
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow its own laws.
See the journey to a new career at a wildland fire academy
See the journey to a new career at a wildland fire academy
Ex-gang members, veterans and immigrants alike take a three-month course to become California firefighters.
When Arizona catches fire, prisoners step up
When Arizona catches fire, prisoners step up
In one of the West’s harshest penal systems, incarcerated wildfire fighters learn to see themselves anew.
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
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.
Fire scientists fight over what Western forests should look like
Fire scientists fight over what Western forests should look like
Controversial new studies question the conventional wisdom on Western ponderosa forests and the severity of their historic wildfires.
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.
Inventory of loss
Inventory of loss
After the family home is lost to wildfire, Gordon Gregory faces the pain of having to remember and describe everything he lost.
Burning issues
Controversial forestry scientist Tom Bonnicksen believes increased logging is necessary to fight global warming.
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