Wildfires
Human-sparked fires smaller, less intense but more frequent with longer seasons  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Fires started by people have steadily increased in recent decades, sparking a major shift in U.S. wildfire norms, according to a new study. The research found... more
Wildfire risk can be reduced with agroforestry  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
New pan-European research has found that proactive land management with agroforestry—mixing livestock and trees—reduces the risk of wildfires occurring in European Mediterranean areas. more
Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled... more
Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern US traveled... more
Human-sparked fires smaller, less intense but more frequent with longer seasons  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Fires started by people have steadily increased in recent decades, sparking a major shift in U.S. wildfire norms, according to a new CU Boulder-led study. more
Brazilian wildfire pollution worsens air quality in distant cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Wildfires in south eastern Brazil produce airborne pollution that worsens air quality in major cities such as Sao Paulo—canceling out efforts to improve the urban environment and posing health risks... more
Setting controlled fires to avoid wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite having proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, prescribed burns have been stymied by perceived and real risks, regulations and resource shortages. A new analysis highlights ways of overcoming those barriers, offering solutions for wildfire-ravaged landscapes. more
Setting fires to avoid fires: Study outlines approaches to enable more prescribed burns  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Australians desperate for solutions to raging wildfires might find them 8,000 miles away, where a new Stanford-led study proposes ways of overcoming... more
Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks—killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some... more
Video: Researching wildfire with the Navajo Nation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Connecting with the land and nature plays a large role in many Indigenous cultures. Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry is partnering with Diné College and Navajo Forestry in researching the effects of fire... more
What's in the smoke given off by the Australian wildfires?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Wildfires such as the ones that have been burning across Australia for months, pose different threats to the firefighters battling them. And, because the safety equipment used by... more
Crowdsourcing pollution data could benefit public health  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Wildfire smoke regularly threatens air quality over vast regions of places like California. But a new study finds a network of low-cost sensors placed in private homes could paint a more detailed picture of... more
Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday. more
Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern government office blocks in the Australian capital Canberra have... more
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires confirms new review  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood -- according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk. more
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires, confirms new review  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood—according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk published today. more
Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather. more
2 Aussie wildfires merge into inferno; man seriously burned  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of treacherous conditions during the nation's unprecedented... more
Australian Megafire Engulfs Nearly 1.5 Million Acres  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Two wildfires in New South Wales and Victoria have merged, forming a fire covering 2,300 square miles (6,300 square kilometers). more
The gathering firestorm in southern Amazonia  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Wildfires, exacerbated by extreme weather events and land use, threaten to change the Amazon from a net carbon sink to a net carbon source. Here, we develop and apply a coupled ecosystem-fire model to quantify how... more
Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Salvage logging and re-seeding a forest after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water levels to normal faster, according to a new paper from a Washington State... more
Global warming is the kindling that caused extensive wildfire  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers identified Arctic Oscillation as the cause for the recent wildfires in Siberia. Their study forecasts wildfire activity in spring, helping to prevent carbon release and global warming. more
Rotting feral pig carcasses teach scientists what happens when tons of animals die all at once  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The unprecedented wildfire raging across Australia is not only destroying human lives, but has killed hundreds... more
Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Salvage logging and re-seeding a forest after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water levels to normal faster, according to a new article. more
As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50-mile-per-hour winds gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton's house and killed 85 people in her community. more
As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Increasingly intense wildfires that have scorched forests from California to Australia are stoking worry about long-term health impacts from smoke exposure in affected cities and towns more
Helping land managers take risk-analysis approach to new wildfire reality  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New digital tools will enable land managers to better adapt to the new reality of large wildfires through analytics that guide planning and suppression across jurisdictional boundaries that... more
Research will help land managers take risk-analysis approach to new wildfire reality  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New digital tools developed by Oregon State University will enable land managers to better adapt to the new reality of large wildfires through analytics... more
In Photos: Devastating Look at Raging Wildfires in Australia  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The wildfires in Australia are at epic proportions. Here's a look at the havoc these fires are wreaking on wildlife and entire ecosystems. more
Understanding bushfire-triggered thunderstorms may save lives  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers say a better understanding of the dangerous yet surprisingly common phenomenon of wildfires triggering supercell thunderstorms could reduce risk to life and property. more
Australia's Devastating Wildfires Seen from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Observations from NASA satellites show the effects the Australian wildfires are having across the land, the ocean and the air. more
Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say. more
'Millions of sparks': Weather raises Australia's fire danger  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Navy ships plucked hundreds of people from beaches and tens of thousands were urged to flee Friday before hot weather and strong winds in the forecast worsen Australia's already-devastating wildfires. more
Wildfire modeling helps predict fires in Colombia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new wildfire model helps predict where and when wildfires will start in the Aburrá Valley of Colombia. This research, presented earlier this month at the 2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San... more
California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The wildfires were more destructive. The drought was the longest on record. And the storms, when they finally came, unleashed more water than our dams could contain. more
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