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Wildfires continue to beleaguer Western Canada

Like tourist season, wildfire season is also in full swing in British Columbia. Whereas tourists are welcomed to the Canadian province, wildfires are not. In British Columbia alone there are close to 500 wildfires active ...

dateAug 01, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Wildfires light up western Australia

Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia that are largely ...

dateDec 07, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Earth's fiery past and future modeled by NASA

Wildfires may seem like a fixed and unchanging force of nature. They're not. Over long time scales, research has shown that both the climate and humans have a profound effect on wildfire activity around the globe. Now new ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Environment
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What do wildfires have to do with climate change?

As the western U.S. faces its third year of severe drought, firefighters are still battling two large fires in California. The state, which is experiencing its worst drought since record keeping began in 1895, has already ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Environment
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