Welcome back to fire season. Oh how we missed ye!

The National Interagency Fire Center is once again predicting above normal wildfire activity this season across large swaths of California and Arizona. Risk is also high throughout Washington, Oregon and the northern half of Idaho.

Prolonged drought conditions throughout the …read more

Source: The Lowdown

Burned Out: Why Western Wildfires Have Gotten Bigger, Fiercer and More Common [Illustrated Explainer] 17 June,2015Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

Email: mgreen@kqed.org; Twitter: @MGreenKQED

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