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Bracing For Fire
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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.
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Record Heat Sparks Warnings, Stokes Wildfires In Western U.S.
By Steve Gorman, Reuters
Excessive heat advisories and "red flag warnings" for extreme fire conditions are in effect across California, Nevada and Arizona.
My Harrowing Wildfire Escape
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"No one is leaving this valley. The road is blocked at both ends by the fire, so stay put! It's gonna get really hot and windy. Do not shut your vehicle off!" said the fire chief.
Water Scarcity and Red Shuttleworth's High Plains Fandango
Publisher/Executive Editor - MIPJ: Media, Information, Interna...
Like any natural resource, usage and abuse affect more than just one party, and those most vulnerable are often the ones who bear the brunt of such abuse the most. Political, economic, social, and environmental effects of water scarcity are only now beginning to register among the public.
State Suffers One Of The Most Destructive Wildfire Seasons Ever
Report: Rising Number Of U.S. Homes At Risk From Wildfires
An Arid World? Can We Learn from Other Nations?
American Anthropological Association
Advancing Knowledge, Solving Human Problems
The U.S. West has had years of recurring drought with resultant mandatory water conservation measures, massive wildfires and above normal temperatures.
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Shifting Wildfires: Mourning Arizona's Best and Bravest
A Survival Guide for the Planet
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Why Do Firefighters Take Such Risky Jobs?
Professor of sociology based in Los Angeles
Nineteen firefighters died in Arizona on Sunday. It is a stark reminder that firefighters put their lives on the line to protect other people's property and lives. Why do they choose to take such dangerous work?
Rough Wildfire Season Ahead With Building Drought
Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Grows, Prompts Evacuations
Fern Lake Fire Expands In Strong Winds, Heat
The Age Of Western Wildfires
Washington State Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, Destroy 3 Homes
Waldo Canyon Fire Cause Revealed
Waldo Canyon Fire Origin, Cause To Be Revealed
Wildfire Destroys 60 Homes In Washington
Wildfires Kill Firefighter, Force Hundreds To Evacuate
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Waldo Canyon Fire Holds at 98 Percent Containment
Salazar: The West Has Not Seen The End Of Wildfire Season
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