A Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically.
The number of large wildfires (larger than 1,000 acres) in Alaska suddenly increased in the 1990s, and the 2000s saw nearly twice as many large wildfires as the 1950s and 60s.
Alaska, the great northern frontier of America, is being reshaped by climate change. While rising temperatures are altering its character and landscape, they are also bringing the ravages of wildfires... More
Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More
Prevailing weather patterns and very warm temperatures have kept the snow low in parts of Alaska last winter.... More