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7/6/06: Scorched Earth

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Though the cooler temperatures and rain of the past few days have helped fire fighters contain several of Utah's wildfires, thousands of acres have already burned this season, and warmer, drier weather is on the horizon. Environmental reporter Rocky Barker is the author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. He joins Doug to talk about fires in the American West, and about how clashing values and science inform our environmental policies.

  • The Utah Science Center will host a free panel and public dialog on summer fire concerns. Panelists include Jennifer Spinti and Mary Ann Jenkins of the University of Utah, Chris Gibson of the National Weather Service and Edward Delgado of the Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center Wildland Fire Operations. The event will take place Thursday evening, July 6 from 7 to 9 at the Salt Lake City Library Auditorium. For more information, call 706-6747.

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