The Burning Issue
Wildfire season in North America has gotten progressively more intense over the past few decades, lasting longer and burning nearly 10 times as many acres as it did just 30 years ago. As these disasters worsen, we’ve seen fires reshape communities and economies across the U.S. West. Follow Grist as it delves into all aspects of the 2021 fire season — and sign up for our weekly newsletter.
In This Series
Dry conditions have put public lands in uncharted territory this summer.
The importance of translating emergency warnings is often a lesson learned too late.
The housing market is dangerously hot.
Wildland firefighters protect us. But are we taking care of them?