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As Fires Rage, Risks to Wildland Firefighters Rise

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

While my former crewmates and I were heartbroken at the news, all of my firefighter friends balked at the mainstream media's description of the dead as "fallen heroes," seeing it as a pat, reductive way to avoid taking a hard look at why the tragedy occurred.

Grace

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

Grace and I ride in quiet for a mile. I cannot shed the image of breathing the gasses. That's what happens to you just before you die. Not flames, I think. Worse.

Shifting Wildfires: Mourning Arizona's Best and Bravest

OnEarth | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Michael Kodas, OnEarth "We are the land of the free because of the brave," announced Frank Ayers, chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universit...

From Wildfire: The Next Generation of Heroes

David Helvarg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
David Helvarg

The outcome of the next major global conflicts, for clean energy, potable water, arable soil and healthy seas could be the real game changer for society. It's going to be a rough transition to a sustainable blue planet for ten billion people if we even make it.