Wildfires

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California is poised for a catastrophic fire season. Experts say its plan isn’t nearly enough
The state has furnished half a billion dollars in emergency funding as drought sets stage for megafires

Maanvi Singh in Oakland

14, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Eat, roam, repeat: Can the bison’s big appetite stop Spain’s forest fires?
Conservationists hope the return of the near-extinct herbivore – ‘a living strimmer’ – will clear the undergrowth that fuels fires

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

14, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Wisconsin poised for devastating wildfire season as hundreds of blazes rage
State has lost almost as much acreage to fires in four months as it did throughout last year

Mario Koran in Milwaukee

13, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Australia’s ‘black summer’ of severe weather wasn’t just bad luck
The 2019–20 bushfire season led to flooding and polluted drinking water despite moderate rainfall

Kate Ravilious

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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California pledges half a billion dollars to battle the threat of wildfire season
The plan will include more than $350m in funds to improve forest management efforts and to thin out vegetation

Maanvi Singh

08, Apr, 2021 @11:39 PM

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Scientists need to face both facts and feelings when dealing with the climate crisis | Kimberly Nicholas
I was taught to use my head, not my heart. But acknowledging sadness at what is lost can help us safeguard the future, says professor of sustainability science Kimberly Nicholas

Kimberly Nicholas

24, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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California fire that killed four sparked by tree hitting PG&E power lines, officials say
Utility recently emerged from bankruptcy after its equipment started fires that killed more than 100 people in 2017 and 2018

Vivian Ho and agencies

23, Mar, 2021 @6:44 PM

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California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says
Toxic particles spewed by wildfires resulted in 10 times as many respiratory-illness related hospitalizations as other types of pollution, researchers found

Maanvi Singh in Oakland

06, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests
Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon

Patrick Barkham

25, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How fires have spread to previously untouched parts of the world
Fires have always been a part of our natural world. But they’re moving to new ecosystems previously untouched by fire – and this is concerning scientists

Pablo Gutiérrez, Ashley Kirk, Jonathan Watts and Frank Hulley-Jones

19, Feb, 2021 @9:26 AM

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California's rainfall is at historic lows. That spells trouble for wildfires and farms
Precipitation fills reservoirs, limits fire danger and feeds important crops. But the state has seen only 30% to 70% of what it would expect

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

11, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: how typhoons in Korea made California wildfires worse
New study highlights how events in one region can create a domino effect felt thousands of miles away

David Hambling

11, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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