Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this...
One natural disaster often leads to another and in California these consecutive events are leading to human disasters.
In New Mexico, Partners Collaborate to End Siege from Megafires
Initiative in the Rio Grande basin intends to thwart catastrophic wildfires that wreck watersheds.
Special Report: Inside the toxic link between Colorado’s wildfires and its water
Megafires triggered by drought and climate change have ravaged major Colorado water systems, and recent snowmelt will only make things worse.
Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region...
Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring.
East Troublesome Fire could cause water-quality impacts for years
The Colorado fire grew 100,000 acres in 24 hours, eventually becoming the second-largest wildfire in the state’s recorded history.
Plastic pipes are polluting drinking water systems after wildfires – it’s a risk in...
Heat-damaged plastic pipes can continue to leach chemicals into water over time, and ridding a water system of the contamination can take months and millions of dollars.
Glenwood Springs gets $8 million loan for water-system upgrades following Grizzly Creek Fire
Glenwood Springs received approval for a loan of up to $8 million from the state to upgrade its water system to deal with the impacts from the Grizzly Creek Fire.
The surprising connection between West Coast fires and the volatile chemicals tainting America’s drinking...
Manufactured substances known as volatile organic compounds contaminate drinking water around the U.S. — and recent wildfires are making the situation worse.
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 that could douse the blaze, which has burned 32,000 acres as...
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.
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