Wildfires are roaring in the west – but not all of them are bad

Another large fire season is casting smoke across the country, with conditions ripe for major devastation. But not all fires are bad, and the widespread burning also brings long-term benefits.

Can the Southwest survive with less water?

Sometime next month, for the first time, the federal government is likely to declare a water shortage at Lake Mead.

'The West is a tinderbox': Heat and drought set the stage for the huge wildfires burning across the region

June’s record-breaking heatwave was the final ingredient needed for explosive wildfire growth. Fire experts say things could still get much worse.

How will cities adapt to extreme heat?

Heatwaves are getting worse. Can urban America stay cool?