Battling Wildfires In The West
Close to 4,000 firefighters are fighting to contain the nation’s largest active wildfire. So far it has engulfed more than 230 square miles near Yosemite National Park in California. The blaze threatens several thousand structures and is estimated to be only 20 percent contained. Experts weigh in on the blaze, its potentially devastating effects and the ongoing effort to control naturally-occurring wildfires.
research professor and founding dean of the Nicholas School Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy at Duke University.
undersecretary of agriculture for natural resources and the environment at USDA.
research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct professor of ecology at UCLA.