Wildfire smoke is both inevitable and largely unpredictable. We need to change our activities and behaviours to limit exposure to wildfire smoke and protect health.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
Thousands of chemical compounds in wildfire smoke are interacting with each other and sunlight as the smoke travels. For people downwind, it can become more toxic over time.
Beyond recreational consumption, young Nigerians are using cannabis to aid their schooling and work.
A fire scientist offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.
Smoke from the Black Summer fires likely caused more than 400 deaths. A national set of air quality categories is long overdue.
To understand the risks of wildfire smoke, it helps to understand the chemicals people are breathing.
Last week, much of the Midwest and eastern US experienced hazy skies and red sunsets. The cause was smoke transported from the Western US by the jet stream and spread as far as Boston and even Europe.
Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters' bodies to fight off viruses. Social distancing is difficult in that environment, but fire crews are coming up with solutions.
Wildfires blanketing several Western cities are creating hazardous health conditions. Don't count on cloth masks to protect your lungs.
Australians choked through a smoke-ridden summer during the bushfire crisis. But many of us are unaware of the silent damage indoor wood fire heaters are doing to our health.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Bushfire smoke accumulating over Australian cities contains a complex chemical mix which does all sorts of things to the human body.
This is not the first time Australia's major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
With smoke haze this week at its most hazardous level yet, people on Australia's east coast have been taking precautions to protect their health. But some methods are more effective than others.
Fuming, burnt out, drained. Can our smoky cities spark a change in the political atmosphere?
We have developed an online tool to help authorities identify which areas they should focus on for reducing forest fires and haze in order to maximize overall health benefits.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a fire tears through a landscape. So what is it in bushfires that gives plants this kiss of life?
The smoke from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contributes to air pollution and poor health.
Haze from Northern California wildfires has drifted as far east as Philadelphia. Wildfire smoke contains many potentially toxic substances, so anyone exposed to it should take basic precautions.