Flash Point: Living with Wildfire http://krcc.org en Wildfires and Climate Change Perception http://krcc.org/post/wildfires-and-climate-change-perception <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">Though wildfires have been definitively connected to climate change, megafires in the West haven’t shifted public opinion as drastically as environmentalists might hope.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Michelle Mercer 4806 at http://krcc.org Wildfires and Climate Change Perception The Double Bind: Forest Treatment In The Age of Megafires http://krcc.org/post/double-bind-forest-treatment-age-megafires-0 <p></p><p></p><p>The devastating 2002 wildfire season generated public discussion about the need for treatments to fix our dangerously overgrown forests. A decade later, the Front Range has been hit with consecutive record-setting fire seasons, which has a lot of Colorado residents wondering why more of that treatment hasn’t happened. In this story that originally aired in April, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer looks into the status of forest treatment on the Front Range.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Michelle Mercer 4731 at http://krcc.org The Double Bind: Forest Treatment In The Age of Megafires The Wildland Urban Interface, Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization http://krcc.org/post/wildland-urban-interface-where-wilderness-meets-civilization <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; ">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 4678 at http://krcc.org The Wildland Urban Interface, Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization Waldo Canyon Fire Victims: Recovering without Rebuilding http://krcc.org/post/waldo-canyon-fire-victims-recovering-without-rebuilding <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Black Forest Fire destroyed over 500 homes, leaving those homeowners with a difficult decision: should they rebuild? Back in April, KRCC’s Michelle Mercer talked to some Waldo Canyon Fire victims about the tough choices they’ve made.</p><p></p><p><em>Since this piece aired in April, rebuilding permits have trickled in: now 198 permits have been issued, or about 57% of the Waldo Canyon Fire victims.</em></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:23:19 +0000 Michelle Mercer 4663 at http://krcc.org Waldo Canyon Fire Victims: Recovering without Rebuilding Flash Point: Living with Wildfire http://krcc.org/post/flash-point-living-wildfire <p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:30:26 +0000 Andrea Chalfin & Michelle Mercer 4679 at http://krcc.org Flash Point: Living with Wildfire