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Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

  • Published: Jun 11th, 2020

The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to the coronavirus this year, with people of color living in polluted areas continuing to feel the worst effects.

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

Breathing Fire: Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

  • Published: Jun 19th, 2019

In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Low-intensity fire can help reduce wildfire risk but not without challenges for an Oregon town.

Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing.Is enough being done to prepare?

Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing.Is enough being done to prepare?

  • Published: Jun 4th, 2019

In partnership with the Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com. Across New Jersey, some land managers have long used prescribed burns as an important tool for their work.

Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?

Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

In California, the debate over prescribed burns is complicated by a deadly history with wildfires that have grown quickly out of control.

Breathing Fire: ‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire

Breathing Fire: ‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

In the face of more intense and frequent wildfires, federal land managers consider adopting burning practices the Southeast has been successfully using for decades.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now

  • Published: Aug 7th, 2017

It's a land known more for ice than fire, but a wildfire has flared up on Greenland's western edge.

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2017

Wildfires are raging across British Columbia. They're the latest sign of climate change in the northern forest.