Thursday, XXXXX XX, 2017

The science of fighting wildfires gets a satellite boost

Wired, & Helena Independent Record Across nine states in the West, nearly 1.5 million acres are on fire. And, as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke puts it, the wall of wildfires isn't a result of drought or climate change, it's mismanagement resulting from lawsuits by “environmental extremists.” Finger-pointing aside, what can the Forest Service do to better fight these fires? The answer, some say, is to look to outerspace, and Canada. Meanwhile, some relief is coming in the form of rain and snow in the Rockies, and assistance to farmers.
Beneficial rain, mountain snow coming for Montana, northern Rockies