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Wildfires are changing what grows where

Scientists that study plants growing in areas affected by Western wildfires are noticing that the types of plants that replace the old burned-over varieties are different than the plants that were originally there, according to research published recently in the Journal of Ecology.  The new plants are generally those that are…
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Smoke on the water

Wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest has entered its high season, and is expected to be worse than usual due to the continuing drought conditions in the region.  Here are a few stories about the current season and the terrifying season that Alaska is experiencing this year. Cliff Mass of…
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