Wildfires
Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will affect tens of millions of people and cause premature... more
Scientists identify fire hazard areas in forests near Lake Baikal  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a system for predicting the likelihood of forest fires. Using Gilbirinsky Forestry in the basin of Lake Baikal, they created a... more
Californians agree: Don't build in wildfire-prone areas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Almost three-quarters of California voters think limits should be imposed on new housing developments in high-risk wildfire areas, according to a new Berkeley IGS Poll. more
The increase in wildfires is linked via climate change to social inequity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When the crown jewel of industrial civilization—the automobile—was introduced in London, it was met with resistance. Wouldn't burning fossil fuels pollute the air? "Yes,... more
Understanding and preparing for wildfire season  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The recipe for disaster is simple. Throughout Western North America, millions of people live in high-risk wildfire zones thanks to increasingly dry, hot summers and abundant organic fuel in nearby wildlands. more
Arizona suffering from several large wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There are several wildfires burning in Arizona as the wildfire season in the West begins in earnest. This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on June... more
Researchers uncover indoor pollution hazards  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When most people think about air pollution, they think of summertime haze, traffic or smokestack exhaust, wintertime inversions, or wildfire smoke. more
Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts into 5 US states  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Smoke from large wildfires in Canada's Alberta province has drifted into five U.S. states and is causing haze and air quality issues. more
Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts into 5 US states  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Smoke from large wildfires in Canada's Alberta province is drifting into five U.S. states and causing haze and air quality issues in some areas more
Prescribed burning to combat wildfires has not increased in the U.S. West  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fire management agencies are not increasing the use of prescribed fire—a key tool for preventing wildfires—anywhere outside of the Southeastern United States, according to... more
More intense wildfires are here to stay, and we need to adapt, says report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Zac Robinson remembers hiking through B.C.'s Monashee Mountains last August and, on a cloudless day, staring directly into the sun. more
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