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.
For the first time, an IPCC climate report has assessed evidence that weather and climate extremes are already affecting mental health — and are likely to worsen.
As the impacts and costs of climate change increase over time, New Zealand’s financial systems could become less stable and the government less able to support those affected.
Disaster-affected communities form the backbone of any disaster response. But survivors are often underutilised in shaping plans for their community’s longer-term recovery and preparedness efforts.
A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.
As more people move into high fire-risk areas, an architect explains what to do to keep properties as safe as possible.
After another devastating wildfire year in the West, the Biden administration has a plan to ramp up forest thinning and prescribed burns. Two foresters explain why these projects are so important.
Beavers in our landscapes have great potential to provide small-scale adaptations to climate change – if humans can figure out how to live with them.
A hurricane that wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York City, the Texas freeze and devastating western wildfires topped NOAA’s list of billion-dollar disasters in 2021.
Forest fires in Australia are burning more land across more of the year than ever before, as climate-linked fire weather worsens.
Studies show climate change is raising the risk of cascading hazards that alone might not be extreme but add up to human disasters. Communities and government agencies aren’t prepared.
Two forest researchers whose own communities were threatened by fires in 2021 explain how historic policies left forests at high risk of megafires.
Peatlands play an outsized role in filtering water and mitigating floods, drought and wildfire — and they store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests.
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.