Millions of years of soot deposits reveal wildfire cycles related to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A study led by An Zhisheng from the Institute of Earth Environment (IEE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed a linkage... more
Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. more
New strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It's a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide -- in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure. A recent study has led to the... more
Researchers develop strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It's a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide—in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure. more
Quokkas: What happened to the 'happiest animal in the world'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Australia, recently devastated by severe wildfires, is no stranger to the consequences of climate change, habitat destruction and invasive species. more
To help wildlife move, researchers map both natural and legal boundaries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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California agricultural employers, workers approach smoke concerns differently  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2018, California wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres and caused smoke to drift hundreds of miles. As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases with climate change, California agricultural workers... more
Preparing for climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As global temperatures continue to rise, scientists are warning the world to brace for heat waves, extreme storms, wildfires and other dire consequences. While chemists are actively searching for new ways to mitigate climate change, they are also developing technologies... more
Buried in mud: Wildfires threaten North American water supplies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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UK facing a major coronavirus outbreak, experts warn  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Sediment loading key to predicting post-wildfire debris flows  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Wildfires increase winter snowpack -- but that isn't necessarily a good thing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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Australian animals under extreme stress in drought, bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Canberra heatwave breaks records amid wildfire threat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Temperatures in the Australian capital Canberra have set a new monthly record amid an advancing wildfire that has prompted a state of emergency declaration, weather service Meteo France said Sunday. more
As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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The long-term effects of wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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'When, not if it happens': Factors favor possible Austin mega-wildfire event  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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