The far-reaching effects of wildfires and wildfire smoke are a growing problem, researchers say. Climate change is the "straw that broke the camel's back."
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~11 min
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Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors – but it can take time we don't have during a pandemic
Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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People who vape are more likely to say they experience mental fog. Does vaping cause the cognitive problem, or are they self-medicating?
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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New research suggests a link between cadmium exposure and deaths from influenza, pneumonia, and possibly COVID-19.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Wildfire smoke changes dramatically as it ages, and that matters for downwind air quality – here's what we learned flying through smoke plumes
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.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes
A fire scientists offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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To find out how wildfire smoke changes over time, researchers flew through plumes to get a view from the inside. Their findings could improve forecasts.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~9 min
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