Hot, windy weather and parched grasslands and forests have provided prime conditions for the wildfires raging across the West. In Utah, over 400 blazes have scorched over 300,000 acres this year so far, forcing evacuations, endangering homes and firefighters, and blanketing the state with smoke. Does a warming climate have anything to do with the tinderbox conditions in the West? On Monday, we’ll explore what science has to say about the role climate plays in wildfire cycles.
- Michael Jenkins, Professor of Forest Science, Utah State University
- Phillip Dennison, Director of Utah Remote Sensing Applications Lab, University of Utah
QSaltLake, a magazine that targets the gay community, is in trouble. With finances tight, the magazine reorganized, refinanced and became a product of a registered non-profit. But it wasn’t enough and QSaltLake must now raise $40,000 by September to keep the presses rolling. On Monday, we’ll find out more about the hurdles facing a voice for Utah’s LGBT community.
- Michael Aaron, publisher, QSaltLake
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