Wildfires are becoming bigger, wilder, hotter, and faster, and that’s a big risk to forests. But it’s not the fire itself that’s the latest threat to these forests–but something strange that’s happened as a result of them.
Here’s an interesting argument from MinuteEarth saying that we should stop fighting wildfires so vigilantly because we’re actually making wildfires even worse and harder to stop. Why? Because by stopping fires it allows trees to grow closer to each other which makes the forest denser and more flammable and the next…
The JKL Museum of Telephony, dedicated to preserving the history of phones, was destroyed last week as one of the worst wildfires of the summer raged across the central valley of California.
On Friday, California firefighters managed to fully contain the once-69,000-acre Rocky Fire. But 17 other fires still burn, with 13,000 men and women actively involved in fighting them. These photos capture the ongoing intensity.
The dry, hot weather of our warming planet doesn’t just mean drought—it also means the fire season is getting longer. Almost six million acres have burned in the US this year, with 45 active large fires currently burning right now. You’d think this would inspire humans to take a look at making our own habitats safer…
The climate is changing and no state has felt this more acutely than drought-plagued California, where 100,000 acres of forest are burning today—including one fire that’s 100 square miles. Today, the state’s governor Jerry Brown asked for help posing a question to Republican leaders: “What is your plan to deal with…
Dozens of charred, abandoned cars made for a surreal landscape after a massive wildfire swept across a major Southern California freeway yesterday afternoon. Early this morning officials confirmed that five drones flying over the scene hindered firefighters’ response and caused the fire to jump the freeway.
After a winter of record-low precipitation and record-high temperatures, I almost can’t bear to look at the wildfire forecast for summer. But here it is. And boy, is it ugly.
California is currently in the grips of a major drought, one of the worst of this generation. The region's lack of precipitation has not only hindered California's agricultural industry, it's also turned our forests into tinder. But researchers at the University of California San Diego have a potential solution: just…
It's only June and 2014 is already a record fire year out west. We asked a wildfire fighter how fires are fought, what causes them and what you can do if you find yourself in their path.
This footage captured by a Fox News video crew shows a firenado raging near Carlsbad. It's absolutely terrifying but the video taken by some people driving through a road is even worse. It really feels like hell on Earth.
In this week's Landscape Reads, we visit the giant, steel sarcophagus that will soon encase Chernobyl, go inside the battle for "solar rights," pay tribute to the blazing fires that created the American prairie, and follow the secret highway crossings of bears.
As wildfires escalate year by year, fire prevention is becoming even more important. And prevention doesn't always mean Smokey Bear PSAs. In fact, the lumber industry has developed a symbiotic relationship with the very material feeding many of the fires.
Texas is burning right now. More than a thousand homes have already been lost, 5,000 people have been evacuated and more fires are popping up. Some of the fires are so big that you can see them from space.
Suzi Theodory was ready to cover an LA County wildfire for Time Warner News. She even had her anti-smoke sunglasses on! But what she wasn't prepared for was to be doused with hundreds of gallons of water from above.
A guy with a window seat and a mobile phone captured some impressive video footage of Arizona's Wallow wildfire.
Over a hundred firefighters are currently battling a blaze in Herriman, Utah, one which has already scorched 3,500 acres and displaced 1,500 families. It was started yesterday by the Utah National Guard's machine gun practice.
Destined for our European friends, the Wildfire is a budget-friendly Android phone from HTC, with their much-loved Sense interface slicked over the top. What separates it from others is the new app-sharing widget that works on Twitter, texts or email.