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How California wildfires can impact water availability

In recent years, wildfires in the western United States have occurred with increasing frequency and scale. Climate change scenarios in California predict prolonged periods of drought with potential for conditions even more ...

Wildfires west of the Cascades: Rare, but large and severe

Most of us think of wildfire in Washington state as something that happens east of the mountains. There's a reason for that: more than 99 percent of wildfires in the last 40 years have been east of the Cascade Crest.

Rebuilding after wildfire is not enough to curb future disasters

Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will likely fare better than those that simply rebuild after they burn. This is the conclusion of a recently published ...

Image: Siberian wildfires as seen from orbit

Hundreds of wildfires have broken out in Siberia, some of which can be seen in this image captured from space on 28 July 2019. Almost three million hectares of land are estimated to have been affected, according to Russia's ...

Why is Portugal so prone to wildfires?

Poor forest management and firefighting techniques make Portugal especially vulnerable to wildfires as climate change makes hotter, longer summers more likely, experts warned as the latest blazes struck this week.

Wind moves huge wildfire away from nuke facilities in Idaho

The largest wildfire at the nation's primary nuclear research facility in recent history had been burning close to buildings containing nuclear fuel and other radioactive material but a change in wind direction Wednesday ...

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