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Drought, Weather Fuel Record Oklahoma Wildfires

Drought, Weather Fuel Record Oklahoma Wildfires

  • Published: Mar 24th, 2017

A dearth of precipitation and windy, dry weather have fueled a record winter wildfire season in Oklahoma.

Humans Blamed for Starting Most Wildfires in the U.S.

Humans Blamed for Starting Most Wildfires in the U.S.

  • Published: Feb 27th, 2017

Five out of every six wildfires battled in the Lower 48 were started by a human, new research shows.

Food Security, Forests At Risk Under Trump’s USDA

Food Security, Forests At Risk Under Trump’s USDA

  • Published: Feb 7th, 2017

U.S. forest health and the ability of farmers to respond to climate change are at risk under Trump's USDA.

How Climate Change Impacted 2015’s Extreme Weather

How Climate Change Impacted 2015’s Extreme Weather

  • Published: Dec 16th, 2016

Climate change boosted the odds or intensity of many of 2015's extreme weather events, an annual report finds.

Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

  • Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Intense drought and powerful winds conspired to whip a massive wildfire that endangered Gatlinburg, Tenn.

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2016

Drought is fueling large wildfires in the Southeast, but the future of wildfires there in a warming climate is murky.

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

  • Published: Oct 10th, 2016

Global warming is being blamed for 44 percent of the total area burned in Western forest fires since 1984.

With Warming, Western Fires May Sicken More People

With Warming, Western Fires May Sicken More People

  • Published: Aug 19th, 2016

Tens of millions more Western residents are expected to suffer from sickening "smoke waves" as temperatures rise.