Satellite data shows that 2020 and 2016 are essentially tied as the hottest years since records began.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
Smoke from wildfires could be a surprising new route for the spread of microbes, experts believe.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
Provisional figures indicate that 2020 will be one of the hottest in a record dating back to 1850.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Is poor management of forests to blame for deadly fires in the United States?
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~7 min
Restoring California's forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment
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.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~10 min
A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
It's comforting to blame California's wildfires on human stupidity. But this hides a very uncomfortable truth.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
The fires raging in three states show that the climate debate "is over", California's governor says.
Sept. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
The fires have burned through more than two million acres in California so far this year, fire officials say.
Sept. 7, 2020 • ~4 min