• 1.6.13

      Fighting Wildfires in Western Idaho

      As we get to the ridge, the forest opens up into a clearing and we see the valley stretch out before us. Blue-green smoke covers the hills as far as we can see. The fire hasn't burned this side of the ridge, and it's quiet and cool in the morning.

    • 8.30.12

      Get to Know Your Catastrophic Landscapes

      I took a single-engine plane from the 70s to check out the charred aftermath of New Mexico's largest wildfire in history. The forest ecologists told me chronic apocalyptic landscapes are part of our near future, so learn to love them now.

    • 7.2.12

      Natural Disasters

      The Evangelical Vatican is on fire. Does God want to evict the religious assholes?