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Climate Change ‘Outpaced’ Fire Protocols

An aerial shot of a plume of smoke from a fire. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

7.22.2022 – It’s been a devastating fire season in New Mexico, with hot, dry, and windy conditions throughout the spring and summer – plus two U.S. Forest Service prescribed fire treatments that burned out of control, merging into New Mexico’s largest fire in recorded history, the Hermits Peak – Calf Canyon Fire. New Mexico State…

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On the Environment: Matthew Hurteau

Matthew Hurteau sits for an interview in front of screen displaying a burnt forest.

December 31, 2021 – Matthew Hurteau is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. He’s an ecologist who studies climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest system. In this essay, he talks about his professional–and personal–relationship with landscapes that have burned in recent wildfires. He explains ways to mitigate…

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