Tag: Western Wildfires
The cost of fighting wildfires this year is predicted to go over budget by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Amazing photos of the Yosemite Rim Fire depict the blaze's enormity—and the intense battle to contain it.
The blaze threatening San Francisco’s power and water is the kind of threat that ecologists expect more of as the West gets hotter and drier.
As the climate warms, more disasters may be headed our way. We'd best prepare...
Facing bigger and badder blazes, the 'fire industrial complex' is pushing for a return to the discarded snuff-’em-out policies of the past. Ecologists say that’s a disaster in the making.
In a Major Policy Reversal, the Forest Service Is Fighting Every Fire This Year -- But at What Cost?
A slurry bomber drops retardant on the 2010 Fourmile Canyon fire in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. The fire destroyed 169 homes.Nine years ago, I marched onto a mountain set aflame. The blaze was called Bluebird, but... read more >
Praying for rain is common when your state is beset by record-setting blazes, but as always, be careful what you wish for. Heavy downpours create their own hazards. The irony was highlighted for me two weeks ago when the... read more >