How wildfire restored a Yosemite watershed

For nearly half a century, lightning-sparked blazes in Yosemite's Illilouette Creek Basin have rippled across the landscape—closely monitored, but largely unchecked. Their flames might explode into plumes of heat that burn ...

As drought intensifies, California seeing more wildfires

As California sinks deeper into drought it already has had more than 900 additional wildfires than at this point in 2020, which was a record-breaking year that saw more than 4% of the state's land scorched by flames.

Image: Prescribed fires light up Black Hills in South Dakota

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of two prescribed fires named Long Draw and Apple Tree which were set in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.  Prescribed burns are used by local fire officials for many ...

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