Fires

Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow
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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow

The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter.

Published May 6, 2022

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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack
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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack

In the midst of a megadrought, scientists are working to improve snowpack measurements used to forecast water supplies.

Published May 5, 2022

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Wildfires Continue to Burn Across New Mexico
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Wildfires Continue to Burn Across New Mexico

By early May 2022, nearly a quarter million acres had burned in New Mexico, almost double the annual total of 2021.

Published May 3, 2022

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Wildfires Scorch Northern New Mexico
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Wildfires Scorch Northern New Mexico

Strong, gusty winds and an exceedingly dry landscape fueled an early and severe outbreak of fire.

Published Apr 25, 2022

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Spring Fire on the Steppe
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Spring Fire on the Steppe

The fast-moving blaze charred grassland in eastern Mongolia.

Published Apr 21, 2022

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