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Picture of a forest fire in South Dakota
May 4, 2021

Forest Fires

The July 2008 issue told the stories of wildfires ravaging the western U.S. "Good" fires, like this one in Custer State Park, South Dakota, clear dead brush and return nutrients to the soil. But climate change and pests have intensified wildfires in recent years, causing them to spread wider and do more damage.
Photograph by Mark Thiessen, Nat Geo Image Collection
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