Portugal's wildfire has killed 64 people. Yet, as with Grenfell Tower in London, the risk of such a blaze was foreseeable.
Developed nations need to stop telling smoggy cities to clean up their act and start critiquing their own consumption habits.
We can manage the risks from bushfires far more effectively if we look at the ways different plant species control the the way the fires burn.
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.
Yes, climate change is creating conditions for the extraordinary wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but El Niño played a bigger role, says atmospheric scientist.
While Indonesia has taken steps to address the worst forest fires in living memory, a new palm oil alliance with Malaysia threatens to take a giant leap back.
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.
Scientists and policymakers - aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino - have warned of fires in Indonesia months in advance. Why then, do fires continue to blaze and what is being done about it?
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.
New early-warning systems are being developed and they're warning of imminent danger.