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Wildfire in Nantahala National Forest Continues to Grow; 90 Acres, No Containment

A wildfire in the Nantahala National Forest continues to burn without any containment over a week after a lightning strike first sparked it Oct. 23, officials say. A total of 55 personnel from the U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina Forest Service are working the fire, which burns at 90 acres as of Oct. 31, […]

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A Study Shows That Air Pollution From Wildfire Smoke Increases Suicide in Rural Areas

The study shows that not only do suicide rates increase among rural men as air pollution increases, but that there is a rural-urban divide. The paper was co-authored by David Molitor, professor at the University of Illinois and the Director of the Gies Health Initiative. “When we look in urban areas, we do not see […]

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Air Quality Has Been Horrible This Year — and it’s Not Just Because of Wildfire Smoke

Much of the United States has experienced horrible air quality this year due to the Canadian wildfires. It’s not only particles from smoke creating pollution, but new research shows there’s also an invisible pollution problem causing health concerns: Ozone.   When ozone is up in the atmosphere, it filters out the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. When it […]

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UM Postdoc Studies ‘Opportunity Hot Spots’ For Reducing Wildfire Carbon Loss

MISSOULA – As a scientist, Jamie Peeler spent 10 years examining forest-fire dynamics on landscapes adapted to wildfire from South Africa to Florida and across the Pacific Northwest. But it wasn’t until 2021, when she became The Nature Conservancy NatureNet Science Fellow in the PaleoEcology and Fire Ecology Lab at the University of Montana, that she […]

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Wildfire on Spain’s Popular Tourist Island of Tenerife Was Started Deliberately, Official Says

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands (AP) — Canary Islands regional President Fernando Clavijo said Sunday that police have confirmed that a wildfire raging on the Spanish tourist island of Tenerife was started deliberately. Clavijo said police had opened three lines of investigation but did not say if there had been any arrests. Improved weather […]

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Mandatory Evacuation Issued for Neale Oil Field Road as Beauregard Wildfire Continues

SINGER, La. (KPLC) – A mandatory evacuation has been issued for residents on Neale Oil Field Road by Beauregard authorities. The wildfire in the Singer and Merryville area moved north overnight. As of 7 a.m., authorities say the fire is now only half a mile away from the area of the mandatory evacuation. There is a voluntary […]

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Number of People Missing in Maui Wildfires Still Unclear, Officials Say

Exactly two weeks after a wildfire ripped through the historic Maui city of Lahaina, officials on Tuesday said that the number of people unaccounted for in the blaze continues to fluctuate due to uncertain and incomplete data. At least 115 people have been killed in the fire, the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. In […]

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Chinese Scientists Calculate 1 Billion-Tonne Carbon Dioxide Emissions Cost of Canadian Wildfires

Chinese scientists estimate that the recent Canadian wildfires caused 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by July 27, far exceeding Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. The area burned in Canada’s fire season this year is the largest on record, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC). It reported that by the end […]

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How forest thinning waste could fund California wildfire prevention

Reducing catastrophic wildfire is one of the state’s most challenging climate problems. A recent study by researchers at UCLA and the University of Chicago found that wildfire carbon emissions from the 2020 fire season alone were more than double the amount of overall emissions reduced in California from 2003 to 2019.  The state set a goal of treating 1 […]

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