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.
2019 was the hottest and driest year on record in Australia (100+ years of records)
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?
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.
As the number of large wildfires increases with climate change, so does the number of acres burned.
Hotter years have brought higher numbers of large western wildfires.
Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?
In California, the debate over prescribed burns is complicated by a deadly history with wildfires that have grown quickly out of control.