A new study questions the narrative that dilution is the solution to pollution.
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.
Cutting-edge models predict that El Niño frequency will increase within 2 decades because of climate change, regardless of emissions mitigation efforts.
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.