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Increasingly large and intense wildfires hinder Western forests’ ability to regenerate

A new study suggests that reducing forest fire severity in the next few decades could make all the difference for future generations of trees in the West.

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Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood unpack the recent Keystone oil spill in Kansas, a new study that shows Americans are moving to areas with high wildfire risks

Peter Dykstra and Steve Curwood unpack the recent Keystone oil spill in Kansas, a new study that shows Americans are moving to areas with high wildfire risks

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Maps: Track fires in the West

Fueled by dry and extreme conditions, large wildfires continue to break out across the West with alarming frequency.

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Western fire weather days increasing

  • Wildfire seasons are shaped by many forces, and climate change is contributing to recent increases in wildfire intensity, frequency, and season length in the western U.S.
Their house has stood for 130 years. A new wildfire era may change that

Their house has stood for 130 years. A new wildfire era may change that

Three wildfires skirted the author’s Boulder home. Then two more converged on her ancestral house in New Mexico. In the drying West, people must now keep their "head on a swivel."

Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire is largest in New Mexico history

Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire is largest in New Mexico history

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire near Santa Fe, N.M., has broken the state's record, burning nearly 300,000 acres.
New Mexico residents brace for extreme wildfire conditions
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New Mexico residents brace for extreme wildfire conditions

With the worst of the thick wildfire smoke having blown out of town, residents of this small northern New Mexico city tried to recapture a sense of normalcy Saturday as their rural neighbors hunkered down amid predictions of extreme fire conditions.

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