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Dixie fire grows to second-largest in California history

  • August 9, 2021
The Dixie Fire ballooned in size over the weekend, polluting air quality to dangerous levels across the West. The fire,…
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‘Airpocalypse’ in Siberia as unprecedented wildfires engulf region in toxic smoke

  • July 21, 2021
By Jake Johnson A monitoring service warned Wednesday that the Siberian city of Yakutsk is experiencing an “airpocalypse” as devastating wildfires engulf the…
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1 in 10 of the planet’s Monarch Sequoias burned last year

  • June 4, 2021
Scientists have known last year’s Castle Fire was probably the most destructive for California’s famously fire-resilient sequoias in at least…
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Climate change expected to make 2021 a bad fire year for the west

  • May 14, 2021
Federal officials expect climate-fueled heat and drought to drive a Western fire season at least as bad as last year,…
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A ‘tough fire season’ is starting with blazes across the Midwest

  • April 5, 2021
Wildfires burned across the Midwest and Great Plains over the weekend as dry, windy conditions induced ‘Red Flag’ warnings across…
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Pollution drop from COVID quarantines no match for western wildfires

  • March 18, 2021
Wildfires across the American West caused so much deadly air pollution in 2020 that they far more than overcame the…
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Climate change threatens California’s ‘ancient majestic trees’

  • February 26, 2021
By Jeff Berardelli California’s iconic coastal redwoods, some standing since before Julius Caesar ruled Rome, are in a fight for…
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Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in Australia. It’s time to harness that knowledge for other disasters

  • February 26, 2021
By Kamaljit K Sangha, Andrew Edwards, and Willie Rioli Sr Northern Australia is by far the most fire-prone region of…
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Catastrophic bushfire burns Australian island

  • December 3, 2020
A raging brushfire, fueled by a blistering heat wave, has burned nearly half of Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand…
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Fire-resilient sequoia ‘monarchs’ no match for 2020

  • November 20, 2020
The Castle Fire killed likely more than a thousand giant sequoias — including many that had stood for well over…
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