The US has learned that it cannot suppress its way to a healthy relationship with fire in the West. That strategy failed, even before climate change proved it to be no strategy at all.
When a disaster strikes, you may be stuck for days without power or safe running water. Or you might only have time to grab a bag and go.
A fire scientist explains the risk of flying embers that can travel over a mile from a wildfire and how people can protect their homes.
To stay healthy, it’s important to understand how wildfire smoke can harm your body and how to protect yourself.
Smoke has long cast shadows across the skies in the northern hemisphere. Our aversion to smoke has influenced the way we’re willing to deal with the rising risk of wildfires.
Large and out-of-control wildfires can seriously damage ecosystems, but Indigenous fire practices can keep ecosystems healthy and resilient, and even increase biodiversity.
Hundreds of computer simulations point to a few best strategies for keeping homes safe from fire in a warming climate.
Scientists tend to study heatwaves and floods as discrete events – but this overlooks the crucial connections between them.
Efforts to predict wildfire risk and to prioritize mitigation efforts aren’t enough. We must prepare for fire disasters wherever possible and decide what we’ll do when they happen.
Without enough water, trees can develop embolisms, similar to blockages in human blood vessels, and they’re more likely to die from drought or fires.
The world’s nuclear power plants are on the frontline of climate change – and not in a good way.
Recent wildfire seasons have been worsened by climate change. But wildfires also lead to additional climate warming when they release carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
Our research is deeply concerning because it signals there are no quick fixes to the ongoing fire crisis afflicting Australia, which is being driven by relentless climate change.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
As bushfires become larger under climate change, the area exposed to intense and severe fires is likely to increase.
Governments can align their policies to tackle both climate change and post-pandemic recovery.
Removing trees killed by fires can have long-term consequences for wildlife.
To understand the risks of wildfire smoke, it helps to understand the chemicals people are breathing.
Deforestation and extreme blazes threaten the region’s biodiversity, risk transforming the rainforest into a semi-arid savannah and expose people to zoonoses that could spur new pandemics.
Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.