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Wildfire Season

Wildfires Can Seriously Harm Your Health

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living

August is peak wildfire season in the western United States, and unfortunately for those who like to enjoy the summer weather, that means staying indo...

Bracing For Fire

Lab Notes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

This summer, throughout the West, higher temperatures and decreased precipitation brought on by climate change have ramped up the frequency of wildfires -- big, catastrophic fires -- while a century of fire suppression feeds the flames with a thick tangle of fuel in our overgrown forests.

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...

An Inordinate Fear of No Water

Mark Morford | Posted 08.25.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

Did you know global warming is no longer a preventable possibility, but a exceedingly brutal reality? How about the fact that California's record drought just got worse, given how the meager winter snowpack is gone and hence the fire danger is already at ridiculous levels?

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

Wildfire Task Force: Homeowners Should Pay To Live In Burn Zones

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

Living outside of the city in a home secluded by towering pines is a luxury that millions enjoy in the United States, but if Colorado is any indicatio...

Black Forest Fire: 486 Homes Destroyed, More Than $85M In Damage

Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver

On Tuesday, the El Paso County Assessor's Office released updated numbers on the number of homes destroyed and the millions of dollars in damages that...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

Stunning Photo Shows Massive Black Forest Fire Smoke Plume

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

By late Tuesday afternoon the Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo., forcing the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 home...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...

WATCH: Baby Deer Rescued From Colorado Blaze By Firefighter

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo. has forced the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 homes. But it's not just hum...

PHOTOS: Colorado Fires Rage, Force Evacuations, Destroy Homes

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat and high winds have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado. The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County,...

WATCH: People Flee As Black Forest Fire Grows

Posted 06.11.2013 | Denver

A fast moving fire in the community of Black Forest in El Paso County, Colo. has forced the evacuation of more more than 1,200 people because of the g...

Area Burned By U.S. Wildfires Expected To Double By 2050

Posted 12.17.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Warmer and drier conditions in coming decades will likely cause the burned area from wildfires in the U.S. ...

Wetmore Fire Grows Overnight, Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

Posted 10.24.2012 | Denver

The Wetmore Fire burning west of Pueblo, Colorado grew overnight spreading across more than 1,700 acres and forcing the evacuation of 386 people in th...

Fern Lake Fire Expands In Strong Winds, Heat

Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver

The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park expanded to 792 acres on Monday after days of strong winds and higher temperatures increase...

Bushfire Resistant Home Made From Straw

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 10.05.2012 | HuffPost Home

This could mean big things for wildfire-prone areas.

Washington State Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Destroy 3 Homes

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Fast-growing wildfires destroyed three homes in Washington state on Wednesday and thre...

Waldo Canyon Fire Cause Revealed

Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

On June 23, the Waldo Canyon Fire broke out northwest of Colorado Springs and became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history. Now more...

Waldo Canyon Fire Origin, Cause To Be Revealed

Posted 08.31.2012 | Denver

On June 23, the Waldo Canyon Fire broke out northwest of Colorado Springs and became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history. Now more...

Flooding A Concern For Years To Come In Fire-Ravaged Areas

Posted 07.17.2012 | Denver

The recent rain is much-needed across Colorado, but it also creates flood concerns for fire-ravaged areas where the vegetation can no longer soak up r...

'Mother Nature Is Giving Us Some Relief'

Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver

After several days of rain drenched much of Colorado since the end of last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted the statewide fire ban on Sunday that h...

New Threat Looming For Waldo Canyon Fire Victims

Posted 07.05.2012 | Denver

Although the Waldo Canyon Fire is now 90 percent contained as of Thursday, officials are warning of a new possible disaster for the region: flash floo...

Waldo Canyon Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

Posted 07.05.2012 | Denver

The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history having destroyed 346 homes, is 70 percent contained as of Monday night. Firef...