By Dan Shapley
The Georgia-Florida wildfire that has been burning for three weeks remains largely out of control, as the intensity of the flame, coupled with unyielding terrain
foils the best efforts of firefighters. The raging fire is raising questions about everything from forestry practices to the effect of climate on wildfires
. An intense drought in the Southeast, which shows little promise of breaking, has led to a variety of problems beyond wildfires.
In backyards across the region, people are struggling to find enough water
to maintain lawns and gardens. And it's not the only place suffering from drought
, according to a story in the May 30 Christian Science Monitor.