Rainforest species didn't co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
What exactly is inside those red fire extinguisher canisters, and does it work better than water?
Grenfell Tower fire is the kind of tragedy that changes the built environment forever, through new building rules and safety measures.
Bushfires require three key ingredients to ignite: heat, fuel and oxygen.
The influence of Notre Dame Cathedral extended into every part of the life of Paris. The cathedral school was the training ground for medieval thinkers and the place of birth of the first university.
The Notre Dame Cathedral was long a powerful symbol of church authority - but it wasn't static. The design kept changing to keep up with the changing times.
After the building that symbolized 'all that is Russian' went up in flames, the czar scrambled to restore it to its former glory.
Researchers can more easily compare heated rocks from different studies and areas.
The Black Saturday fires transformed the way Australia responds to bushfires.
Fortunately, no lives were lost in the latest cladding fire in Melbourne, but it's a stark reminder of the urgent need to track and verify that building materials comply with safety standards.
Research found that burns were most common among children under five years.
Fires and logging changes forest soil structure for at least 30-80+ years, affecting everything from regrowth to carbon storage.
Bushfires across Queensland are fanned by high winds pushed north by a strong low in NSW.
The dry, hot, downslope Santa Ana winds of Southern California fan late fall wildfires that have largely traveled through – and are fueled by – homes and other structures.
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.
Council's approach to risk management has added insult to injury for the residents and businesses adjacent to the Mackintosh.
The same day all of New South Wales was declared in drought, the state's Rural Fire Service issued its earliest ever total fire bans.
Put simply, it's the outcome of a chemical reaction, which humans learned how to make some 400,000 years ago.
Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.