Where we build our communities and how we build them has an outsize role in our vulnerability to wildfire.
We need to learn to coexist with wildfires the way many ecosystems do. We won't protect lives in the long term by trying to stamp the fires out.
The California fires are just the most recent in a series of major wildfires. Together, they suggest we need to look at alternative ways of living with fire.
Communities that are majority black, Hispanic or Native American are over 50 percent more vulnerable to wildfire compared to other communities.
Much of the country depends on water stored and filtered in forests. Fire-scarred watersheds highlight our need for a national wildfire strategy.
But humans can counteract global warming impacts by creating more fire-resilient societies.
With California suffering another devastating wildfire year, more people are wondering about whether and how global warming is contributing. A climate scientist explains.
Preventing severe wildfires in the UK needs to be a political priority as climate change means they will be a growing problem.
Canada's boreal region faces bigger, hotter and more frequent wildfires that are increasingly unpredictable, but it lacks an investment in fire science that could help keep communities safe.
The dry arid conditions that come with a high CO2 atmospheres are the perfect tinderbox for wildfires.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
With wildfires continuing to rage across southern California, a fire researcher says lowering fire risk means reconsidering where and how we build our communities.
There are well-understood ways to minimize the risk of fire spreading through housing – if only developers, homeowners and officials took heed.
The media and policymakers often say a 'perfect storm' of environmental factors cause wildfires but that ignores the role of irresponsible urban planning and development in raising fire risks.
A California fire expert explains why municipalities need to reassess urban fire risk and take steps to learn how to coexist with fire.
New research shows that older people are especially at risk during and after natural disasters, and may need medical help or other support well after relief operations end.
Portugal's wildfire has killed 64 people. Yet, as with Grenfell Tower in London, the risk of such a blaze was foreseeable.
Satellite images show smoke covering Russia for thousands of kilometres.
In a part of Washington state hit hard by extreme fire, a fire ecologist explains how prescribed burns and thinning can make the land more fire-resilient.
Restoring forest landscapes through active thinning and letting fires burn in order to minimize fire damage has proved harder and less effective than advocates believed, says historian of fire.