More homes are burning in wildfires in nearly every Western state. The reason? Humans.
A new neuropsychology study on California wildfire survivors found chronic cognitive problems in addition to anxiety and PTSD.
A monster hurricane, destructive storms and a drought that disrupted businesses across the economy led the list of the year’s costliest disasters.
Mudslides start with destabilized land, often from wildfires, and then rain drives the cascading disaster.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
Noxious smells and blowing ash initially made the homes unlivable. But even after their homes were cleaned, some residents still reported health effects months later.
Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
Pastoral communities should be included in conservation initiatives – but the ecology of pastoral lands has long been misunderstood.
Climate change is raising the number of days the Earth passes crucial thresholds of fire risk. But urgently cutting emissions can avoid the worst.
Atmospheric dust storms often follow wildfires and have serious impacts on human health and ecology.
Brown carbon refers to a range of pollutants found in smoke from wildfires. They can contribute to global warming before they undergo a process that alters their chemical properties.
Wildfires are remaking western US forests. Decisions about managing forests that have burned should factor in how fires change animal behavior and interactions between predators and prey.
The wildfires of the past were as fierce, deadly and eerily similar to the ones we have today. And we have yet to learn to live with them.
The role of beavers in safeguarding against our heating climate has become an interesting point of discussion. But just how important remains subject to debate.
Millions of people around the world suffered through long-lasting heat waves and deadly flash flooding in the summer of 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
Whether it is the war in Ukraine or other devastating news, people find it hard to sustain their attention. A scholar who studies crisis fatigue explains why that is so and what we can do.
The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
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.