Nevada Wildfires

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Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

More than 1.2 million people living in Nevada, or 46 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

What's Happening with Wildfires?

Kansas

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More

Wyoming

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More

Nevada

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

The Southwest is already the most arid part of the U.S. Now new research indicates it’s becoming even more dry as wet weather patterns, quite literally, dry up... More

Arizona

Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

Even as the number of Americans relying on the Colorado River for household water swells to about 40 million, global warming appears to be taking a chunk out of the flows that feed their reservoirs... More

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