A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.
Most fires are started by humans, but warmer and drier summers will mean a small spark will more easily turn into a serious fire.
Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth's climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.
What if we had a system, like Medicare, where costly fire prevention measures were subsidised?
NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
While climate change is certain, some uncertainty remains in its severity — and that's where the hope shines through.
Many storms, heatwaves, fires and droughts slipped under the radar this year.
The curator at UC Merced describes the evacuation and shows a selection of photographs from the 110-year history of the park.
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.
A new study shows how toxic chemicals like benzene are leaching into water systems after nearby fires. The pipes don't have to burn – they just have to heat up.
Peat beds around the world hold huge quantities of carbon and keep it from warming the planet. But rising temperatures and over-use could turn them from a brake on climate change into an accelerant.
A major new research paper reveals which species are most at risk from changing fire regimes around the world.
A fire scientist offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.
The 2020 wildfire season shattered records across the West. It's part of a trend that's headed in a dangerous direction.
Restoring western forests – thinning out small trees and dead wood – is an important strategy for reducing the risk of massive wildfires. But these projects aren't fast, easy or cheap.
To understand the risks of wildfire smoke, it helps to understand the chemicals people are breathing.
In an era of climate change and extreme weather, a microgrid — a self-sufficient, energy-generating distribution and control system — puts communities on the path to self-reliance.
My research focuses on how to support children with a parent who must travel afar for work. Strategies that boost understanding and maintain connection with the absent parent build resilience.
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.
Wildfires aren't always wild. Many of the most expensive and damaging fires happen in suburban areas, and nearly all blazes in these zones are started by humans.