wildfires

Wildfires 101: Everything You Need to Know

Wildfires 101: Everything You Need to Know

What Are Wildfires?  Wildfires, also commonly called forest fires or bushfires, are unplanned and uncontrolled fires burning in a vegetated landscape, such as a forest or grasslands. Many wildfires are sparked by human activity, such as campfires, or natural causes, like lightning. Dry conditions and prolonged droughts, which are becoming more frequent with climate change, […]

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    Cities Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Amid Wildfire Concerns

    Cities Cancel July Fourth Fireworks Amid Wildfire Concerns

    Independence Day is coming soon, with celebrations prepared for the entire long weekend leading up to Monday, July 4, 2022. But with droughts and heat waves across the U.S., many cities are canceling fireworks shows for fear of sparking wildfires, along with staffing and supply chain issues related to the ongoing pandemic. Flagstaff, Arizona is […]

    Early Heat Wave Breaks Records, Ignites Fires in Western Europe

    Early Heat Wave Breaks Records, Ignites Fires in Western Europe

    An early June heat wave has broken records and ignited wildfires in Western Europe, leading to concerns that this could be the new normal as the climate crisis makes extreme weather events like heat waves more frequent and intense.  Spain experienced temperatures that it normally doesn’t see until August, according to AP News, while France […]

    Australian Election Reflects Broad Support for Climate Action

    Australian Election Reflects Broad Support for Climate Action

    Three years ago, Australia was supposed to have its “climate change election.” Polls had predicted a win for Labor, which had promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030, and nearly two-thirds of Australians agreed that the climate crisis was a major problem that required action. Despite this, the conservative Liberal-National coalition […]

    New Online Tool Tells You if a Home Faces Risk From Wildfires

    New Online Tool Tells You if a Home Faces Risk From Wildfires

    For homeowners, it’s relatively easy to find out if a property is located in an area prone to disasters like flooding or earthquakes. But it hasn’t always been clear to know if a home is at risk of wildfires, despite more and more homes being destroyed by wildfires each year as climate change increases the […]

    10 Cities That Could Be Climate Havens in the U.S.

    10 Cities That Could Be Climate Havens in the U.S.

    Florida is sinking. The Western states are drying out and catching fire. Is there anywhere in the U.S. that will still make a good home as the climate crisis continues?    The answer is yes. There are cities referred to as “climate havens” because they are located in areas less likely to suffer from extreme weather […]