Health & Science
3:32 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Seven - What is Paper?

Health & Science
3:30 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Six - What is Air Pressure?

Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Two - Milton Resnick

Charles Shepard discusses abstract expressionist Milton Resnick. 

Health & Science
3:28 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Five - What is Ornithology?

Arts & Culture
3:23 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode One - Miniatures

Charles Shepard discusses American Miniature Painting and Miniaturist Thomas Young.  

Health & Science
3:18 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Four - What are Tornadoes?

Health & Science
3:13 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Three - What is Temperature?

Health & Science
3:09 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode Two - What is Radiation?

Health & Science
3:07 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Episode One - What is Sound?

Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest
2:51 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal

Jorge Castro, a visiting professor of ecology from Spain, sips water in the shade of a burnt tree in New Mexico's Bandelier Wilderness area, adjacent to the Bandelier National Monument. This site was devastated by last year's Las Conchas fire.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 9:46 am

Second of a five-part series

Fire scientists are calling it "the new normal": a time of fires so big and hot that no one can remember anything like it.

One of the scientists who coined that term is Craig Allen. I drive with him to New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument, where he works for the U.S. Geological Survey. We take a dirt road up into the Jemez Mountains, into a landscape of black poles as far as you can see.

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