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Watch the West (And the rest of America) Burn via Map

“The west, the west, the west is on fire. We don’t have no water, so¬†our¬†precious forests burn. “ Whether we like them or not, fires are a natural phenomenon, vital to the health of the forests and even our grasslands. Over the last ten to twenty thousand years, forest fires have consumed nearly every inch …

By the Numbers: The Lack of Snowpack in the West

Anyone living out west knows that this year has been usually warm, easily seen by glancing at any of our normally snowcapped peaks. While we know that this year’s El Nino has been tough, what is most shocking is that it is one of the worst snowfall years in history. The snowpack for the 6 …

A Glimpse into the Wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park

Who can name three facts about Joshua Tree National Park? Now who can name three facts without mentioning the U2 album? Mathias, that last comment is directed at you.I may be wrong on this, but I think it is fair to say that few outside of California and Arizona know much, if anything about Joshua …