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Sep 11, 2018

The Future of Fire

Is there anything we can do about wildfires in the West? (Photo: NOAA)
Is there anything we can do about wildfires in the West?

To reduce the intensity of megafires in America, we’d need to treat and burn about 50 to 80 million acres of forest. So, how do we do it? What would it cost? How long would it take? Is it possible? In this episode we look at whether or not there’s anything we can do about wildfires in the West—and the likelihood that we’ll take action on potential solutions.

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Outside’s longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will both entertain and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since expanded our show and now offer a range of story formats, including interviews with the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, as well as reports from our correspondents in the field.