Raging Wildfires in the Southwest Stretch Resources

As Fernanda Santos observes in this piece in the New York Times, as record temperatures cause bone dry conditions across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, fire-fighting resources are being stretched to breaking point with the ever-worsening wildfire season in the West and South West this year. Traditional tools - including chemical fire retardants are just not enough, underlining the urgent need to fund the search for a more effective scientific solution.

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