Climate change creating ‘longer, more intense’ fire seasons, warns interior secretary

Post-Intelligencer: Climate change is a burning issue for the United States and particularly the American West, according to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department has to fight increasingly intense forest and range fires. In a tweet Friday, Jewell warned: “Fire seasons are longer and more intense from climate change. They damage landscapes vital for wildlife and people.” The 23,000-acre Taylor Bridge fire, east of Cle Elum, consumed forests and threatened homes in 2012. Fires on the east slope......

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