Fires swept through large rural areas of New Mexico in April and May, destroying farms, ranches, homesteads and vast stretches of mountain forest, reports Bill Nevins.
Never have so many heat records fallen by such a large margin than in the past week’s historic heat wave in western North America, report Bob Henson and Jeff Masters.
A combination of real estate capitalism and climate change has unleashed murderous fires in California, writes Phil Hearse.
Things are getting serious. On November 15, at least are 56 were confirmed dead with hundreds missing. Thousands of homes and businesses have burned down. Two major fires, in the north and south of the state, were still not under control.