As unlikely as it may sound, a new approach for fighting the destruction of wildfires in Canada’s boreal region may lie in wetlands packed with soaking layers of peat and topped with living moss.
From heat stroke to asthma to lyme disease, climate change already poses a serious health risk.
Laws and policies that marginalize Indigenous people and communities make these same people vulnerable to disaster.
Australia's water supplies are at risk as climate extremes provoke erosion events that threaten lakes and dams.
Weather-related catastrophic events have cost Canadians more than $17 billion in the past decade. That only stands to grow, unless building codes change to make homes more resilient.
Wildfires broke out across the British Isles during a recent heatwave. But the burning question of the link to climate change does not have an easy answer.
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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.