Western forest managers face a catch-22: They can keep carbon sequestered in trees by reducing controlled burns, but that creates denser forests at greater risk of going up in uncontrolled flames.
Success in Yosemite is driving the wider use of lidar surveys to support forest health and wildfire resilience, study wildlife habitats, and monitor water resources.
Desde el ecuador hasta el Ártico, es probable que aumenten los incendios forestales y que el cambio climático los empeore, según un nuevo informe de las Naciones Unidas. La acción todavía es posible, dicen los autores.
New data from vegetal charcoal in northwest India supports the theory of paleowildfires as a global phenomenon and an evolutionary force for biodiversity.
Changes including intensifying drought, expansion into burnable land, and an increase in human-caused ignitions have led to a shift in fire patterns.
New research shows that the Black Summer bushfires damaged the ozone layer, eliminating a decade’s worth of progress.
From the equator to the Arctic, wildfires are likely to increase, and climate change can make them worse, according to a new United Nations report. Action is still possible, say the authors.
Cool, moist nights are rarer than they were a few decades ago, and that’s giving wildfires an edge over crews trying to hold fire lines.
Researchers collaborate with residents to measure airborne chemicals in homes and evaluate how clean the air really is after remediation from Colorado’s Marshall Fire.
Streamflow in the West has been below average since the early 2000s, but a new analysis shows that streams aren’t as dry as expected.