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Fighting More Than Fire

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4.22.2022 – As the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires are taking a bigger toll on the men and women who battle them. Long considered seasonal workers, many firefighters don’t have full-time benefits and make surprisingly low wages. Environmental producer Laura Paskus speaks with firefighters about their challenges and about possible solutions. Correspondent: Laura…

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Forests Under Siege

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4.22.2022 –The 2011 Las Conchas Fire burned 156,000 acres of the Jemez Mountains. At the time, Las Conchas was the largest fire in New Mexico’s recorded history. Here in New Mexico, wildfire season is getting longer. Wildfires, bigger. We look at how climate change is altering New Mexico’s forests and what the future holds. Correspondent:…

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