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Satellite quilt of wildfires, smoke throughout Canada
NASA's Aqua satellite captured multiple images of fire and smoke from Canadian wildfires on July 4, 2013. (2013-07-05)
Wildfires consume parts of eastern Russia
Wildfires in far eastern Russia dot the landscape and what isn't covered by the fires is covered by the smoke that rises from these wildfires. (2014-08-04)
Smoke from Canadian wildfires over Baffin Bay
Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of the smoke from those fires already drifted downward into the US over the Great Lakes. (2014-08-04)
Exposure to wildfire smoke linked to increased ER visits for asthma
Researchers who analyzed data from the 2006-2007 wildfires in Australia found that exposure to wildfire smoke was linked to increased visits to hospital emergency departments for asthma. (2015-09-08)
Scorched Earth: The past, present and future of human influences on wildfires
Fires have continuously occurred on Earth for at least the last 400 million years. (2011-09-15)
Smoke from Canadian fires hover over Great Lakes
Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of the smoke from those fires is drifting downward into the US. (2014-07-25)
Wildfire outbreak in far eastern Russia
According to the Voice of Russia, 'As of Saturday morning, in Russia continue 103 wildfires at 27,412 hectares, including big 26 wildfires in the Far East and in Siberia. (2014-04-28)
Wildfires in Siberia
The Aqua satellite provided this satellite image showing a series of hotspots found in the Siberian region of Russia. (2013-05-10)
Study shows wildfires' positive and negative economic impacts
Despite the disruptions they cause, large wildfires are a mixed economic bag for nearby communities, according to findings from a research project by the University of Oregon's Ecosystem Workforce Program and its collaborators. (2012-09-14)
Not just climate change: Study finds human activity is a major factor driving wildfires
A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences. (2016-04-28)
Large wildfires plague Alberta and Saskatchewan
Large fires have broken out in Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada. (2015-06-08)
New technology helps fire managers anticipate smoke problems
BlueSkyRAINS is a technology that allows fire professionals and ordinary citizens to coordinate outdoor activities around fire operations. (2003-09-15)
Wildfires continue to beleaguer Western Canada
Like tourist season, wildfire season is also in full swing in British Columbia. (2017-08-01)
Fires in Argentina Sept. 11, 2013
Wildfires have broken out in four provinces in Argentina including forest land in Cordoba. (2013-09-11)
Extreme wildfires likely fueled by climate change
Climate change is likely fueling the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West, according to new research led by Michigan State University scientists. (2013-08-01)
Humans sparked 84 percent of US wildfires, increased fire season over 2 decades
Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the US in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a 21-year period, according to new research. (2017-02-27)
Burn scars in Eastern Russia
The burn scars on this false-color image from the Terra satellite show the different areas that have been affected by this year's rash of wildfires in Eastern Russia. (2014-07-25)
Fires in Eastern Russia
Fires in eastern Russia are commonplace at this time of year. (2013-05-03)
Rise in wildfires may significantly degrade air quality, health in the future
As the American West, parched by prolonged drought, braces for a season of potentially record-breaking wildfires, new research suggests these events not only pose an immediate threat to people's safety and their homes, but also could take a toll on human health, agriculture and ecosystems. (2014-01-29)
NCAR analysis shows widespread pollution from 2004 wildfires
Wildfires in Alaska and Canada in 2004 emitted as much carbon monoxide as did human-related activities in the continental United States during the same time period, according to new research by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (2005-06-29)
Will Global Change Increase Fire Activity In The Mediterranean Basin?
Will global change alter the frequency and severity of wildfires in mediterranean ecosystems? (1998-03-11)
Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts down to US
Canada has already had its share of wildfires this season, and the smoke from these wildfires is slowly drifting south over the United States' Midwest. (2015-06-10)
Study finds some desert birds less affected by wildfires and climate change
A new Baylor University study has found that some bird species in the desert southwest are less affected, and in some cases positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat. (2011-07-19)
Wildfires in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia
Most of the fires captured in this image burn in Khabarovsk Krai, a territory occupying the coastline of the Sea of Okhotsk. (2014-09-22)
History shows more big wildfires likely as climate warms
If the warming trend continues as projected in the Northern Rockies of the American West, the large wildfires of recent years could be just the start of more extensive and devastating blazes. (2015-10-05)
'Smoke waves' will affect millions in coming decades
Researchers have created a watch list of hundreds of counties in the western United States at the highest risk of exposure to dangerous levels of pollution from wildfires in the coming decades. (2016-08-15)
UCF researchers hope virtual reality can help to prevent wildfires
The UCF research team is developing an hourlong interactive simulation of a wildfire. (2007-06-06)
Wildfires cause ozone pollution to violate health standards, new study shows
Wildfires can boost ozone pollution to levels that violate US health standards. (2008-10-09)
Fire severity in southwestern Colorado unaffected by spruce beetle outbreak
Contrary to expectations that spruce beetle infestations increase the severity of wildfires in southwestern Colorado, a new study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers has found that this native insect may not be to blame after all. (2015-10-29)
Smoke from Russian fires over Arctic Sea
Numerous wildfires have dotted the Russian landscape this past summer fire season. (2014-08-13)
Burn without concern
The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds. (2017-06-21)
Southeastern fires consist of prescribed and wild
According to the Southern Area Coordination Center, which monitors and coordinates response to incidents throughout the Southeast, there are currently seven large fires burning in this area of the country. (2014-03-14)
Study of wildfire trends in Northwestern California shows no increase in severity over time
Even though wildfires have increased in size over time, they haven't necessarily grown in severity nor had corresponding negative impacts to the ecosystem, according to a recently published study appearing in the journal Ecological Applications. (2012-02-29)
Fires plague Portugal
Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires due to drought, high temperatures, and strong winds. (2013-08-29)
Risk is much more than a game
Wildfires and flooding affect many more people in the USA than earthquakes and landslide and yet the dread, the perceived risk, of the latter two is much greater than for those hazards that are more frequent and cause greater loss of life. (2014-05-23)
Fires ravaging Washington, Oregon, and California
Wildfires have been ravaging large parcels of land in the West and there seems to be no end in sight for the weary Westerners. (2015-08-21)
Forest fires are not limited to hot or temperate climates
Evidence of wildfires dating back 20,000 years was recently discovered in the Massif du Queyras, in the heart of the French Alps, 2,240 metres above sea level. (2017-09-14)
Human caused fires burn in Northwest Territories in Canada
Summer weather brings warm, sultry days, but it also brings summer storms and lightning, which is one of the natural ways that fires begin. (2015-05-29)
Where there's wildfire smoke, there's toxicity
Detailed particulate analysis of the smoke produced by previous California wild fires indicates that the composition posed more serious potential threats to health than is generally realized, according to a new paper analyzing particulate matter from wildfires in Southern California. (2008-11-20)
Wildfires set to increase 50 percent by 2050
The area of forest burnt by wildfires in the United States is set to increase by over 50 percent by 2050, according to research by climate scientists. (2009-07-28)
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