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Examining Fire Resilience In The American West

Smoke and burned trees from a wildfire
Photo by Joanne Francis on Unsplash

The ecosystems of the American West are under threat from climate change. Analysis by the Bureau of Land Management says areas like the Great Basin are particularly susceptible, with invasive species, increasing temperatures and years of extreme drought, putting the country’s largest desert at risk. 

Science Distilled is a new podcast produced by KUNR in which hosts Paul Boger and Michelle Matus break down concepts from cutting edge science and research, and learn how they apply to the world around us. In this excerpt, Paul and Michelle examine how climate change and wildfires are testing the resiliency of our environment.

You can download the first episode April 17 on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

Michelle Matus is a former membership and digital services coordinator at KUNR Public Radio.
Paul Boger is a former reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
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