Scars left by wildfires worsen flooding in Colorado

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

Originally Published by NBC News – Boulder, Colo., is getting absolutely drenched — since Wednesday night, an incredible 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) of rain have fallen in the city and its surrounding areas, and the deluge continues..

Beauty comes to a New Mexico burn area

Amanda LewanEarth Observation, Uncategorized

Originally Published by EarthSky — We hear many stories of the renewal of natural lands after a devastating wildfire, but this photo of an older burn area in New Mexico is particularly striking. It’s from Geraint Smith Photography in Taos, New Mexico. It shows the Valle Vidal Unit of New Mexico’s Carson National Forest, which, like many parts of the U.S. west, has had its share of wildfires in recent years.