Wildfire

Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
8.20.19
climate change

California Could Be on the Brink of Its Worst-Ever Wildfire Season

2018 inflicted a wave of devastating fires on the state. Now experts are warning 2019 could be a repeat.
Geoff Dembicki
8.19.19
Tech news

NASA Made a Rare Flight Right Through a Thundercloud Formed by a Wildfire

Scientists conducted the most detailed reconnaissance of one of Earth's rarest atmospheric phenomena in a spectacular flight.
Maddie Stone
8.16.19
Tech news

'Unprecedented' Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June

More than 100 wildfires in the Arctic Circle released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in June. They're still burning.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can See Smoke from the California Wildfires All the Way Over in NYC

It traveled 3,000 miles and formed a visible haze in parts of New Jersey and New York.
River Donaghey
11.20.18
california wildfires

Celebrities Are Taking Their Wildfire Response Offline

The rich and famous are getting lots of attention for evacuating their SoCal mansions. Many are pitching in to help out with disaster relief.
Taylor Hosking
11.15.18
gun rights

Pink's Husband Suggests He'd Shoot Wildfire Looters in California

Former pro motocross racer Carey Hart warned: "looters will be shot on site [sic]."
Kara Weisenstein
11.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Border Patrol Agent Started a 47,000-Acre Wildfire with a Gender Reveal Party

The blaze wound up causing $8 million in damage.
Drew Schwartz
10.1.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch This Father and Son Barely Escape a Wildfire

“Dad, what if the car blows up?”
Mack Lamoureux
8.21.18
News

Photos of the BC Wildfires Causing the Worst Air Quality on Earth

Much of the province is covered in a hellish smoke that’s grounded planes and prompted health advisories.
Sarah Berman
8.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teen Ordered to Pay $36 Million After Starting Massive Wildfire with Fireworks

The judge acknowledged that the 15-year-old probably doesn't have that kind of cash, though.
River Donaghey
5.22.18
Arizona

How to literally fight a devastating forest fire with fire

We visited a controlled burn to see an expert solution to preventing deadly wildfires
Agnes Walton
12.20.17
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