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Colorado just saw its most destructive wildfire ever—in the middle of winter
More people in increasingly risky zones can make for scary consequences.
Fires can help forests hold onto carbon—if they’re set the right way
Wildfires can turn forests into greenhouse gas emitters, but a return to regular burn cycles could change that.
Less ice in the Arctic could mean more wildfires in the US
Researchers uncovered a surprising climate connection.
Extreme wildfires are taking a toll on the mental health of firefighters
As fire seasons intensify, the chronic stress involved in controlling them is harming the mental health of wildland firefighters.
‘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.
Prescribed burns can keep wildfires in check. So why are politicians standing in the way?
Wildfires are raging harder than ever in the West, but the practice of using prescribed burns for prevention is becoming more restricted.
Heavy rains in drought-stricken states could be dangerous
California, and the rest of the world, will see more cascading effects of natural disasters.
Prepare for hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters with these expert tips
Have a plan. Have a kit. And have conversations with your loved ones in advance.
Can you really use foil to fireproof your house?
Get the facts before wrapping your home.
Australian wildfires fueled an algae bloom bigger than the continent itself
Smoke spread across the Southern Ocean fed iron to the algae, causing a massive boom.