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.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Debating whether climate change or forest management has caused the devastating wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon is a false choice.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~10 min
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It's comforting to blame California's wildfires on human stupidity. But this hides a very uncomfortable truth.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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The fires raging in three states show that the climate debate "is over", California's governor says.
Sept. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Wildfire smoke makes it harder for firefighters's bodies to fight off viruses. Social distancing is difficult in that environment, but fire crews are coming up with solutions.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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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
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The high temperatures and wildfires of 2019 were thought to have heralded a freak summer for the Arctic. Then 2020 brought worse.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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