“Fireworks right now are a terrible idea”: Drought woes in the dry West stoke July 4 fire fears
People setting off fireworks at home is a concern because of both the tinder-box conditions ripe for starting wildfires and the threat of injuries.
Opinion: 150 fire scientists urge the U.S. West to skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July
With the combination of extreme drought, heat and dry vegetation, all it takes is a spark to ignite a wildfire.
Opinion: National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show there’s more than one kind of patriotism
National Park Service sites like Mount Rushmore are public lands, meant to be appreciated by everyone, but they raise crucial questions about history, unity and love of country, especially during this election year.