An initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder

Concerns rise over Grizzly Creek Fire’s impact on Colorado River’s endangered fish downstream

By Heather Sackett The Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon has many people praying for rain. But the very thing...

Wildfires can poison drinking water – here’s how communities can be better prepared

Two environmental engineers argue that communities need to upgrade building codes to keep wildfires from causing widespread contamination of drinking water systems.

California’s dream has turned into water nightmares

A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.

As wildfires grow more intense, California water managers are learning to rewrite their emergency...

Agencies share lessons learned as they recover from fires that destroyed facilities, contaminated supplies and devastated their customers