Wildfires
Firefighters stabilise Canary Islands fire, most residents go home  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Most residents in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria who were evacuated over a raging wildfire were able to return home Wednesday after firefighters aided by cooler temperatures and... more
Extreme wildfires threaten to turn boreal forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A research team investigated the impact of extreme fires on previously intact carbon stores by studying the soil and vegetation of the... more
Gran Canaria wildfire  ESA · 1 day
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captures the blaze on the island of Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands more
Residents return home as Canary Islands blaze weakens  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Residents forced from their homes when a devastating wildfire erupted on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria began returning Tuesday, although firefighters were still battling to contain the blaze, officials said. more
Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
There's so much smoke from wildfires in the Amazon rainforest that São Paulo plunged into darkness on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), with day turning into night. more
Best practices for wildfire adaptation and resilience  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research outlines best practices for social and ecological resilience in a Western landscape where wildfires are becoming inevitable. more
Rebuilding after wildfire is not enough to curb future disasters  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will likely fare better than those that simply rebuild after... more
'Good news' as Canary Islands blaze subsides  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A wildfire that has raged across vast areas of the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria since the weekend has abated as winds have dropped, local officials said Tuesday. more
Eerie 'Fire Cloud' Floats Like Alien Structure Over Washington  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A photographer on a NASA airplane captured a rare and spectacular shot when flying through a fire cloud, a type of thunderhead that forms above a wildfire's smoke plume. more
More evacuations as Canary Islands fire out of control  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A wildfire raged out of control on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing more evacuations as flames in some parts rose so high even water-dropping planes were unable... more
Seismic lines helped butterflies survive Fort McMurray wildfire, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Even as Alberta's fierce wildfire raged in and around Fort McMurray in 2016, plants and butterflies were surviving in narrow strips of forest that remained green and undamaged. more
Wet winter doesn't end climate change risk to Colorado River  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire... more
Strong winds fan fierce wildfire in southern France  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
More than 500 firefighters battled Thursday to contain a fire sweeping through a pine forest in southern France, with officials warning that strong winds could hinder efforts to bring the blaze under... more
EU water bombers join Greek firemen to douse island wildfire  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Greece deployed Thursday nearly 400 firefighters backed by EU firebombers to try to put out a massive wildfire on the island of Evia burning through a pristine pine... more
Forest carbon still plentiful post-wildfire after century of fire exclusion  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Forests in Yosemite National Park hold more carbon today than they did 120 years ago despite burning in a severe wildfire in 2013, according to a Penn State-led... more
NASA studies how arctic wildfires change the world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Wildfires in the Arctic often burn far away from populated areas, but their impacts are felt around the globe. From field and laboratory work to airborne campaigns and satellites, NASA is studying... more
Persistent impacts of smoke plumes aloft  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months. Scientists now explore implications for climate... more
Black carbon lofts wildfire smoke high into the stratosphere to form a persistent plume  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In 2017, western Canadian wildfires injected smoke into the stratosphere that was detectable by satellites for more than 8 months.... more
The worst wildfires can send smoke high enough to affect the ozone layer  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The first direct observations of wildfire smoke in the stratosphere confirm what could happen in a “nuclear winter,” a study finds. more
Analysis of wildfire smoke will help calibrate climate models  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months.... more
'Mega-fires' may be too extreme even for a bird that loves fire  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fire is a natural part of western forests, but the changing nature of fire in many parts of North America may pose challenges for... more
'Siberia is burning': Russians choke on forest fire smog  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Svetlana Tuflyakova is in a hurry as she pushes her small son in his pram, keen to get back inside her house and away from the permeating smoke of Siberian... more
Growing program puts air quality specialists on wildfires  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Fire crews battling blazes across the West are increasingly asking for air resource advisers who produce smoke forecasts more
Why science needs the humanities to solve climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Large wildfires in the Arctic and intense heat waves in Europe are just the latest evidence that climate change is becoming the defining event of our time. Unlike other periods... more
Modern wildfires pose new health risks for firefighters  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As California's wildfire season gets underway in earnest this month — with crews working to contain a 14,000-acre blaze in rugged Modoc County on the Oregon border — new research underscores the... more
How wildfires trap carbon for centuries to millennia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Charcoal produced by wildfires could trap carbon for hundreds of years and help mitigate climate change, according to new research. A new study quantifies the important role that charcoal plays in helping... more
How wildfires trap carbon for centuries to millennia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Charcoal produced by wildfires could trap carbon for hundreds of years and help mitigate climate change, according to new research published today. more
Restoring forests means less fuel for wildfire and more storage for carbon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When wildfires burn up forests, they don't just damage the trees. They destroy a key part of the global carbon cycle. Restoring those trees... more
US Northwest towns 'woefully unprepared' as fire risk grows  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nestled in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires. more
Global warming brings wildfire risk to rainy US Northwest  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nestled in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires. more
Video: Why are we dumping fertilizer on wildfires?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When wildfires break out on hot, windy days, they pose a serious threat to people and the environment. more
Siberian smoke heading toward U.S. and Canada  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fires in the Siberian area of Russia are usually quite severe by this time of year and 2019 is no exception. This NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP image taken on July 30, 2019 shows dozens to... more
Image: Siberian wildfires as seen from orbit  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hundreds of wildfires have broken out in Siberia, some of which can be seen in this image captured from space on 28 July 2019. Almost three million hectares of land are estimated to have... more
Siberian wildfires  ESA · 3 weeks
Copernicus Sentinel-3 captures multiple blazes surrounding Yakutsk, capital of the Sakha Republic, Russia more
NASA tracks wildfires from above to aid firefighters below  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every evening from late spring to early fall, two planes lift off from airports in the western United States and fly through the sunset, each headed for an active wildfire,... more
For a fragile frog population, wildfire is the latest challenge  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Katy Delaney stood at the top of the canyon, below her feet a wooded glen transformed into a wasteland. more
Forestry practice inspired by wildfire could help save grizzly bears, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A shift in how Alberta forests are managed could benefit grizzly bears, according to new research from the University of Alberta. more
Image: Recovering burn scars in Argentina  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA minisatellite Proba-V's ongoing view shows the rapid regeneration of South American grasslands from wildfire burn scars. more
So Much of the Arctic Is on Fire, You Can See It From Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Wildfires burning large swaths of Russia are generating so much smoke, they're visible from space, new images from NASA's Earth... more
Wind moves huge wildfire away from nuke facilities in Idaho  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The largest wildfire at the nation's primary nuclear research facility in recent history had been burning close to buildings containing nuclear fuel and other radioactive material but a... more
Arizona wildfire soaked by rain, blaze nears Idaho nuke site  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Rain falling Wednesday in a forested Arizona city helped crews battle a wildfire that has raged for days in a scenic mountain pass overlooking the city, officials said. more
From black to green  ESA · 4 weeks
Technology image of the week: Proba-V shows the rapid recovery of Argentinian grasslands from wildfire burn scars more
Why is Portugal so prone to wildfires?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Poor forest management and firefighting techniques make Portugal especially vulnerable to wildfires as climate change makes hotter, longer summers more likely, experts warned as the latest blazes struck this week. more
Arizona city watches, worries as mountain area burns  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Anxious residents packed up prized possessions Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters worked to keep a wildfire in a forested Arizona city away from homes and hoped the weather might bring some relief. more
Hundreds of scientists embark on mission aimed at improving air quality forecasts  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Extreme wildfire seasons are no longer an outlier in the western United States, where climate change is drying out vegetation and people are moving... more
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