The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting feels a sense of urgency because of the record 8 million acres that have burned in the West this season.
About 6.3 billion dead trees are still standing in 11 Western states, up from 5.8 billion five years ago, according to U.S. Forest Service statistics.
In a new book, journalist Michael Kodas explores recent megafires in Colorado and what can be done to change the U.S. relationship with fire.
A first of its kind report for the Colorado Health Institute looks at the connection between health and climate change.
The FAA approved the SuperTanker to operate last fall, but a lack of agreement with the Forest Service has kept it grounded until now.
The Colorado Springs-based Global SuperTanker says the U.S. Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by offering a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons.
As if the flames were not formidable enough, fire management crews have a new and different problem on their hands when they go to work: drones.
Even with rainier days ahead, fire bans are still in place and strictly enforced.
The Phoenix bureau chief for The New York Times writes about the 19 hotshot firefighters killed in June 2013 fire at Yarnell Hill in Arizona.
What's burning, what shouldn't be burning, and what it all does to the air we're breathing right now.