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We’re Putting More Homes on Wild Lands and in the Path of Wildfires

For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move...

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Breathing Wildfire Smoke Every Summer Could Have Long-Term Consequences

Wildfire smoke can be annoying — it can make your eyes water, your chest burn. And over time, breathing in all that smoke every...

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When it Comes to Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science

Western politicians who represent fire-prone regions are reluctant to tell their smoke-weary constituents that there sometimes needs...

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2 Large Wildfires in Southwest Oregon Threaten to Meet

While fires burn, communities downwind suffer from consistent unhealthy levels of smoke.

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Forest Service Chief Talks Need for New Fire Management, Fuel Treatments

As part of its ongoing wildfire series, EarthFix spoke with interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen about what her agency is...

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A Big Wildfire Season and a Summer of Drought Await the Northwest

Federal officials anticipate a big fire season in the Northwest throughout July, August and possibly into September.

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Study: Wildfires Burn More Severely on Private Timber Plantations Than Public Forests

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Health Officials Want You to Prepare for Wildfire Smoke Now