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2012 Wildfires

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. ...

A Future Of Bigger Wildfires More Often For U.S. West

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A warming trend has contributed to a sharp rise in the number and size of wildfi...

Nebraska-South Dakota Wildfire Nearly Three-Quarters Contained

AP | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have contained nearly three-quarters of a wildfire that has scorched more than 120 square miles in northwest Nebrask...

PHOTOS: Wildfires Force Oklahomans To Make Tough Choices Before Fleeing

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 10.04.2012 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Many Oklahoma residents forced to leave their homes because of raging wildfires were allowed to return Sunday, despite some bla...

As Wildfires Rage, Modern Tanker Planes Sought

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed a bill this week hastening the addition of seven large tanker planes to the nation's rundown aer...

Record Weather Presents Dangerous Wildfire Threat

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green

DENVER -- The West's 2012 wildfire season exploded in earnest last month with a wind-whipped blaze that killed three people in rugged alpine canyon co...