This article was published by Audubon. How do you fight a fire ripping through a 135-million-acre grassland tinderbox? It’s a question that federal and state agencies in the Great Basin are scrambling to answer. With sagebrush wildfires spreading fast across the West (recent blazes have scorched as many as 30,000 acres in a day), and climate … Continue reading With Few Options, the BLM Is Mulling Firebreaks to Battle Sagebrush Blazes
This article was published by Ensia. January 16, 2018 — The news broadcasts of bright orange flames spilling over forested ridgetops at night were as ghastly as they were inescapable. On September 2, 2017, a wildfire ignited in the Columbia River Gorge about 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Quickly, flames spread across the canyon’s south … Continue reading Disasters are Destroying Places We Hold Dear. What We Do Next Will Make All the Difference.
This article appeared on The Atlantic's CityLab. During the night of October 8, Santa Rosa, California, found itself pinned between two wildfires. To the southeast, the Nuns fire burned west of Highway 12. To the northeast, the Tubbs fire charred the hills outside Calistoga and worked its way southwest. In Santa Rosa, the latter would … Continue reading Wildfires Have Worsened the Bay Area’s Housing Crisis