Wildfires

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Chile widens state of emergency as raging wildfires leave at least 13 dead
President Gabriel Boric cuts short vacation as heatwave fuels nearly 40 blazes across southern and central regions

Guardian staff and agencies in Santiago

04, Feb, 2023 @1:05 AM

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Summer wildfires increased fourfold in England in 2022
More than 800 fires recorded on hottest day of year, 19 July, as mercury rose above 40C for first time

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The best of the long read in 2022
Our 20 favourite pieces of the year

27, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘We got lucky’: inside California’s strangely quiet wildfire year
Fewer acres burned this year, but the need for fire mitigation and the dangers posed by the climate crisis have not vanished

Gabrielle Canon

23, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Christmas trees cost more this year. Maybe it’s time to cut your own
A US forest service initiative encourages people to cut their own trees in an effort to maintain healthy forests

Gabrielle Canon

22, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Witness to paradise being lost: my year in the dying Amazon
In the past 12 months I have learned that the mass extermination of the Amazon is a climate catastrophe – and much more

Jonathan Watts

16, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Drought, fire, flooding and storms are ravaging Australia. Where can we find hope and connection? | Arnagretta Hunter
While science and expertise are important, we can’t prepare for the future without imagination

Arnagretta Hunter

12, Dec, 2022 @1:08 AM

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Things we lost in the wildfires: images of the devastating personal cost of a warming world
A camera, a lamp, a child’s tricycle … Photographer Gideon Mendel’s latest project highlights the everyday impact of the climate crisis

Gabrielle Schwarz

03, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The arrest that shocked the firefighting world – and threatens a vital practice
A fire chief is under investigation for a prescribed burn gone wrong and stirred up long-simmering tensions over wildfire risk

Gabrielle Canon

13, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Europe’s climate warming at twice rate of global average, says report
Trend of faster warming over last 30 years likely to cause exceptional heat, wildfires and floods, warn scientists

Helena Horton Environment reporter

02, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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US Forest Service employee arrested in Oregon over spread of prescribed burn
Unprecedented arrest comes after fire burned 20 acres of private land. Now, experts fear backlash against the wildfire control tool

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

21, Oct, 2022 @11:22 PM

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Seattle and Portland mired in poor air quality as wildfires smoke up sky
The air was difficult to breathe and residents struggled with haze as numerous fires smolder in US north-west

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Oct, 2022 @1:36 AM

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