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03 03 2021 | 08:47

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests.

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon. More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage…

03 02 2021 | 09:45

Climate crisis: Biden’s presidency turns up the heat on Australia to set out environment targets, experts say.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said he won’t be dictated to by other countries on climate policy. The combined pressure of Joe Biden’s new environmentally-focused administration in the…

28 11 2020 | 07:26

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes.

As of late fall, wildfires are still smoldering under snowfall in Colorado. I am hoping that the cold and snowy weather over the last few days will finally put to bed the 2020 fire season in my state…

16 11 2020 | 07:56

Fires shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s unique environment. Now they threaten it

In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding…

16 11 2020 | 07:56

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline.

The bushfires and the plague are symptoms of something momentous unfolding on Earth – an acceleration of our impact on nature.

16 11 2020 | 06:39

Severe forest fires have increased eightfold in western US since 1985, study finds.

Exclusive: The amount of land burning at ‘high severity’ is also accelerating due to climate change, researchers say. The number of severe forest fires across the western US has increased eightfold…

02 11 2020 | 07:35

Can California’s top wine region survive the era of megafire?

As the climate crisis brings increasingly unpredictable fire seasons, the future of the $43bn industry is uncertain The Silverado Trail, a two-lane road that weaves through the bucolic hillsides in…

02 11 2020 | 07:31

UNESCO expresses concern after fire in Kilimanjaro National Park.

The Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, expressed concern after the fire that, on the afternoon of 11 October, broke out in Kilimanjaro National Park (United Republic of…

25 10 2020 | 11:19

How the climate crisis is affecting wildfires around the world.

This year has seen wildfires of unprecedented scale, from California and the Amazon rainforest to remote corners of the Arctic. 

24 10 2020 | 11:51

Earth Just Had Its Hottest September Ever Recorded, NOAA Says

As the climate crisis fuels devastating wildfires across the western United States and melts Arctic sea ice at an alarming rate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

12 10 2020 | 10:26

Record 16 climate disasters have hit US in 2020 costing more than $1billion each.

The first nine months of 2020 are tied with the annual records of 2011 and 2017 - with at least two more months of hurricane and wildfire season to go this year. The number of climate change-driven…

08 10 2020 | 10:48

Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah – study

Climate crisis and logging is leading to shift from canopy rainforest to open grassland. Much of the Amazon could be on the verge of losing its distinct nature and switching from a closed canopy…

05 10 2020 | 11:30

Brazil's Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade.

  Satellites record 61% rise in hotspots over September 2019 Scientist warns: ‘It could get worse if the drought continues’   Fires in Brazil’s Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of the…

05 10 2020 | 09:34

California braces for dangerous heat as wildfire battle continues.

Triple-digit temperatures could spark new fires just a few weeks after a record heatwave. California is bracing for another dangerously warm weekend, with dry winds, parched vegetation, and triple-…

30 09 2020 | 09:22

‘Apocalyptic’ fires are ravaging the world’s largest tropical wetland.

Infernos in South America’s Pantanal region have burnt twice the area of California’s fires this year. Researchers fear the rare ecosystem will never recover. When Luciana Leite arrived in the…

27 09 2020 | 09:16

'Too late to stop it': California's future hinges on managing megafires.

This year’s historic blazes and apocalyptic skies will become routine. Hope lies in rethinking how we live with fire.

27 09 2020 | 09:09

The megafires and pandemic expose the lies that frustrate action on climate change.

If there was a moment of true emergency in the fight to preserve our climate, it is now

27 09 2020 | 09:09

Climate change and forest management have both fueled today’s epic Western wildfires.

What is driving the wildfires that are ravaging California, Oregon and Washington? President Trump and state officials have offered sharply different views.

23 09 2020 | 11:00

Smoke From West Coast Wildfires Reaches East Coast, Europe.

The smoke from the wildfires devastating the West Coast of the U.S. has reached as far away as Europe, officials said Wednesday.

23 09 2020 | 10:02

Drought, plague, fire: the apocalypse feels nigh. Yet we have tools to stop it.

In climate change, the Four Horsemen have a perfect force of destruction. Maybe these fires and floods will be a wake-up call to stop stalling. As the west coast burns into an orange hellscape you…