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.
From floods to drought, fire to famine, the 2015-16 El Nino has had a global impact.
A review of more than 40 years of wildfire activity in the western U.S. demonstrates the potent effect drier, warming spring seasons, due to climate change, is having on wildfires.
Yes, climate change is creating conditions for the extraordinary wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but El Niño played a bigger role, says atmospheric scientist.
The recent Canadian wildfires revealed the need for cutting-edge disaster management strategies.
Fire has played a vital role in human history, and will continue to. Recent advances in fusion herald the freeing of fire from captivity back into its natural form.
Wildfire makes up about 4% of the greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere each year.
You might think having trees around your home is the worst idea during a bushfire, but some plants can actually help repel fire.
European invasion completely disrupted the way aboriginal Australians managed fire. Learning from Australia's first people could help us fight fires in the future.
The third-ever 'super' El Niño is under way. Here's how it will affect your region in the US and how global warming affects this and future El Niños.
Federal agencies pay much of the cost to fight forest fires, which means taxpayers are subsidizing the risky practice of building more homes at the wildland-urban interface.
The US West – suffering one of the most damaging wildfire seasons this decade – needs to break with current practices to avert more costly and dangerous wildfires in the future.