All Articles on Fires

Nearby wildfires bring very smoky conditions to a neighborhood in south Eugene on September 8. (Photo: Taylor Griggs) Views
Can You Afford to Breathe in the Pacific Northwest?
As climate change worsens wildfires each year, unhoused people in Oregon and Washington experience the worst of the smoke.
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Flames from the Bear wildfire near Oroville, California leap into the air as a police officer watches from his vehicle on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) News
Stark New Visualizations Show How Climate Change Is Fueling Worsening Western Wildfires
"We're seeing more wildfires, more acres burned, and longer, more intense fire seasons," says the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) News
As Amazon and California Burn, New Analysis Warns Human Activity Driving Global Wildfire Surge
Given estimates that humans are responsible for around 75% of fires, "this means solutions are in our grasp too."
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'Warning Sign of Major Proportions': Number of Siberian Forest Fires Increase Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature
"The Arctic is figuratively and literally on fire."
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In addition to contributing to climate change, forest fires present a more immediate and very grave threat to public health. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
This Year’s Forest Fire Season Could Be Even Deadlier
Countries are using the coronavirus crisis to lift environmental regulations, even as COVID-19 leaves populations more vulnerable to health impacts from fires.
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Wildfires similarly show how our remaking of the natural world has had disastrous consequences. (Photo: Pixabay/CC) Views
We Created the Anthropocene, and the Anthropocene Is Biting Back
It’s clear from a recent litany of disasters—from the coronavirus pandemic to America’s deadliest wildfire in a century—there are forces that cannot be domesticated.
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Australian Government Is Burning Our Children's Future
Despite devastating fires, the Australian government is actively opposing any moves to limit climate damage.
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An aerial view of homes destroyed by the Camp Fire on February 11, 2019 in Paradise, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
The Climate-Fueled Camp Fire Took Their Homes. Now They Are at Risk of Losing FEMA Housing Too.
It's time for our country to focus on massive, extreme events—fueled by climate change—that result in the instantaneous homelessness of tens of thousands of people.
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Global grassroots mobilisation is the only way to prevent climate apartheid from taking root and taking adequate action to save the human civilisation from dying out because of its own folly. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
The Australia Fires Portend a Future of Climate Apartheid
The climate denialism of the rich and powerful is increasing the suffering of the poor and marginalised communities.
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Climate change, after all, looks to be nature’s slo-mo version of nuclear war. (Photo: David Gray/Getty Images) Views
For the Fate of Planet Earth, Please See Page 5
Are we all Australians yet?
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