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How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today

Climate change is a big part of why wildfires are getting worse, but active fire suppression contributes to what is often referred to as the wildland fire paradox – the more we prevent fires in the short term, the worse wildfires become when they return.... Read more»

Saguaro Park's plant, animal species studied at BioBlitz

More than 2,000 schoolchildren, 1,300 members of the general public and 170 scientists took part in the BioBlitz, and at the end of the 24-hour period, 859 plant and animal species had been counted.... Read more»