These mind-blowing images are a powerful reminder of how a pandemic wasn't the only thing that left us scarred last year.
Experts issued a grave warning about natural disasters in the years to come, claiming that "what was unprecedented is now our future".
Some scientists think the deaths may be tied to climate change and the fires ravaging the West Coast.
How can evacuees and fire crews be expected to social distance during this wildfire season?
Crises are colliding in California, which is experiencing raging wildfires exacerbated by climate change and limited firefighting ability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reliance on prison labor.
The remnants of record forest fires across Siberia and Alaska from last year continue to burn underground and are expected to reignite.
Training is cancelled, controlled burns on hold, and fire camps are "the opposite of social distancing." Officials are scrambling to "transform" firefighting amid a pandemic and running out of time.
Considering tens of millions of people in poorer countries could be displaced by climate change in just a few decades, this is a landmark decision.
As fires swept through southern New South Wales on New Year's Eve, hundreds of residents were issued an emergency warning: evacuate now, or stay and defend.
2,400 homes near Santa Barbara have been evacuated.
Firemen saved mementos and pictures off the walls. Then, a wedding ring.
O'Reilly Media's website went offline "due to the fires and power outages in California," an unsettling reminder that the internet isn't immune from the ripple effects of the climate crisis and corporate negligence.