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Breathing Fire: ‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire
In the face of more intense and frequent wildfires, federal land managers consider adopting burning practices the Southeast has been successfully using for decades.
Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.
Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus that continued increasing temperatures will make future ozone levels, and, in effect, health risks worse.
Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.
Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.
This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that New Jersey residents inhale unsafe levels of ozone pollution.
Local temperature data from 1970 to 2018 shows warming trends across the country — and Americans are already feeling the effects.
As global temperatures continue to rise, Knoxville is experiencing earlier springs, ushering in longer allergy seasons. Pollen intensity is increasing, inducing sickening impacts for asthmatics and those vulnerable to hay fever.