Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.
The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.
“Maybe it was bad luck,” tourist train owner says of massive fire near Durango that led to $25 million lawsuitBy Jason Blevins Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s fire season is expected to rate below average this year. But these days, below average is still hardcore.By Jennifer Brown Wildfire Primary category in which blog post is published
"These trees were already stressed and they just couldn’t handle it"
Wildfires in Colorado cost $130 million in 2018. Here are the details, down to the $40 daily rate on portable toilets.
The Silver Creek fire near Kremmling cost an estimated $25 million alone
The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them.
The wildfire started on June 12 and was racing toward $1 billion in homes and infrastructure. Then, crews stopped the flames in their tracks.
Thinning out the forest can reduce fire intensity and give trees a fighting chance
Many Black Forest residents were thrilled to find their property intact after the 2013 wildfire. For some, the ordeal was just beginning.
Properties classified as "partial loss" sometimes become the object of intense disagreement between homeowners and insurers
For one man in a Colorado foothills town, watching the Black Forest wildfire explode was almost like looking in the mirror.
In Bailey, John Van Doren invited Black Forest residents to speak there in the hope that he and his neighbors might benefit from lessons learned. That led to a plan.
After another brutal fire season, more Colorado communities are discovering the long road to recovery