18 August 2006
Vol 313, Issue 5789

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COVER A wildfire consumes ponderosa pine trees in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, in May 2002. This blaze covered 18,300 hectares and was one of dozens of large wildfires during an extreme drought in the western United States. See page 940 . Photo: David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star