wildfires

Growing Caldor Fire Is ‘Knocking on the Door’ of Lake Tahoe Basin

Growing Caldor Fire Is ‘Knocking on the Door’ of Lake Tahoe Basin

As Paradise, California works to buy up properties devastated by the 2018 Camp Fire to create a more fire-resilient barrier for the still-rebuilding town, Northern California is under a siege of wildfire and smoke. Nearly 43,000 Californians are under evacuation orders as more than 13,500 firefighters battle a dozen large wildfires across the state. The […]

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    Smoke From Wildfires Reaches North Pole for First Time in History

    Smoke From Wildfires Reaches North Pole for First Time in History

    Smoke from wildfires burning in Siberia’s dense boreal forest has reached the North Pole for the first known time in history, NASA satellite images revealed last week. Smoke from the fires reaching the North Pole “is continental scale by definition,” University of Maryland atmospheric scientist Santiago Gassó told Reuters. According to the European Union’s Copernicus […]

    Dixie Fire Grows to Second-Largest Wildfire in California’s History

    Dixie Fire Grows to Second-Largest Wildfire in California’s History

    The Dixie Fire ballooned in size over the weekend, polluting air quality to dangerous levels across the West. The fire, the 6th-largest on record in California history just last Thursday is now the second-largest fire in California history and the state’s largest-ever single-source fire with nearly 500,000 acres burned as of Sunday evening. At least […]

    Climate-Fueled Destruction Sweeps the Globe as Senate Considers Weaker Infrastructure Bill

    Climate-Fueled Destruction Sweeps the Globe as Senate Considers Weaker Infrastructure Bill

    In recent days, now-houseless survivors of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire surveyed their incinerated communities, dozens huddled in a Colorado tunnel seeking shelter from a mudslide, and across the Eastern Hemisphere fires and landslides forced evacuations and took lives. These, and other, impacts of human-caused climate change come as the U.S. Senate considers an infrastructure package largely […]

    Climate Crisis Tipping Points Are Now Imminent, Scientists Warn

    Climate Crisis Tipping Points Are Now Imminent, Scientists Warn

    Thousands of scientists reiterated calls for immediate action over the climate crisis in an article published Wednesday in the journal BioScience. “The extreme climate events and patterns that we’ve witnessed over the last several years — not to mention the last several weeks — highlight the heightened urgency with which we must address the climate […]

    Western Wildfires Cause Dangerous Air Pollution on East Coast

    Western Wildfires Cause Dangerous Air Pollution on East Coast

    What happens in the West definitely is not staying there as smoke from wildfires fueled by climate change blankets the Eastern U.S. with dangerous air pollution. New York City’s air quality was the worst in the world on Tuesday, posing a danger to everyone, not just groups considered more vulnerable than the general population. Even […]

    The Bootleg Fire Is So Massive, It’s Creating Its Own Weather

    The Bootleg Fire Is So Massive, It’s Creating Its Own Weather

    As the Bootleg fire in Southern Oregon rages on, the massive wildfire is creating its own weather systems. “The fire is so large and generating so much energy and extreme heat that it’s changing the weather. Normally the weather predicts what the fire will do. In this case, the fire is predicting what the weather […]