Wildfires are intensifying, yet they’re one of the most poorly understood phenomena on Earth. New research shows that they can disturb both regional and global climate.
Telling people they have a flood risk rating of 10 is less powerful than explaining how much they’re likely to pay to deal with flooding over the next five years.
Global heating may be making the weather systems behind heatwaves more common in Europe.
With extreme weather events becoming more common, the fire and rescue service will need to change its approach.
Hotter, drier summers risk making widlfires more like those of southern Europe.
The UK recorded blistering hot temperatures as the US and Europe also experienced sweltering heat waves.
Communities already retreat from flooding and in the face of sea level rise. Is retreat from wildfires next, and what would that look like?
Fires today are hotter and more destructive, thanks in part to a warming climate.
Climate change’s assault on the natural world may explain mystery methane emission surge.
North America’s 2021 extreme heat event should compel governments to scale innovations from leading cities and countries to advance resilient, restorative and renewable cities.
Extreme downpours brought deadly flooding to the Appalachian region, just a few weeks after the destructive Yellowstone River flood.
Fire weather reason – when wildfires are most likely to strike – has expanded almost everywhere.
Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
Engineers, architects and builders can design and construct affordable new buildings that can resist tornadoes, floods and wildfires, but do not. We have that opportunity now.
More carbon dioxide in the air doesn’t necessarily mean more growth for trees, and the increasing risk of wildfires and drought has major consequences, as an interactive map shows.
ToxChips study the changes in the DNA of animals exposed to contaminants, like those found in oil spills.
Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.
Fire spreading rapidly is always a risk at the University of Cape Town.
Controlled burns can benefit ecosystems and prevent wildfires burning out of control.
Dry, windy conditions have fueled destructive wildfires in Texas, Florida and other states in 2022. Understanding these terms can help people in fire-risk areas prepare.