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Flying, amphibious drones may help us fight wildfires in a warming world
Two companies are developing workhorse drones able to transport gallons and gallons of water by air.
‘Explosive’ fire in California’s Sierra Nevada is much more likely on super hot, dry days
For each 1° Celsius increase in temperature, fire risk increases by about 20 percent.
This wild grassland in the Amazon isn’t as untouched as it seems
A dry region became a wetland largely through human intervention.
Wildfire smoke is spreading far and fast. Here’s how to live with it.
Learn to check the air quality as often as you check the weather.
The best fire pit for outdoors: Spark up some backyard fun
Looking to bring those dreams of fresh s’mores home? Heat things up with our top picks for the best fire pits.
Fireworks pose a huge hazard during this scorching Fourth of July weekend
With all these droughts and heatwaves, the landscape is already super flammable. You can help protect it.
Forest fires leave behind charcoal—and it might be toxic for years
New research shows the compounds created during a blaze stick around, and could be hazardous to humans.
Breathe easier during wildfires with a DIY air purifier
All you need is the air that you breathe.
How aerial firefighters battle blazes from the skies
Tanker pilots, helicopter operators, and smokejumpers need special skills (and morning coffee) to do their high-flying jobs.
California and the Forest Service have a plan to prevent future catastrophic fires
In a recent agreement, officials committed to ramping up thinning and burning across the state.