forest fire

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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
earth

This ‘Firenado’ In a California Wildfire Looks Like Hell on Earth

An unusual phenomenon that accompanies deadly wildfires.
Steve Huff
6.19.16
News

Fort McMurray Residents Remain Displaced as Fire Pushes North

Estimates put the oil industry at a $770 million loss, and more evacuations have been ordered as the fire moves north.
Jake Kivanc
5.18.16
Canada

The Fort McMurray Wildfire Isn’t ‘Ironic.’ This Is How Climate Change Works

The poor and vulnerable will be hardest-hit.
Kate Lunau
5.5.16
environment

Wildfire Researchers Tell Us Why Our Future Is Flames

What's happening in Fort McMurray will become more common.
Emily Senger
5.5.16
News

What You Need to Know About the Massive Wildfire Burning in Canada

The devastating fire comes only a month after the Alberta government cut $11.7 million from its wildfire management program.
Drew Brown
5.5.16
News

A Turbulent Wildfire Is Ravaging Canada’s Oil Capital

Tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents had to flee their homes on short notice, abandoning their belongings as a black sky loomed overhead, literally raining down ashes.
Amil Niazi
5.4.16
Film

A Daring Filmmaker Shoots a Timelapse in a Forest Fire [Exclusive Photos]

Jeff Frost risks life and limb to capture stunning vistas of ecological damage. Definitely don't try this at home.
Beckett Mufson
2.25.16
Wildfire

Revisiting the Insurgency Model of Wildfire Management

A timely metaphor for just how badly we're fucking wildfire management up.
Michael Byrne
9.20.15
California

Forest Managers: We're Just Making Wildfires Worse

Ninety-eight percent of wildfires are extinguished as soon as possible. That's bad.
Michael Byrne
9.17.15
Obama

The Current Pacific-Northwest Wildfire Map is Fucking Terrifying

And it only keeps getting worse.
Michael Byrne
8.22.15
fire

A New Wave of Wildfires Is Punishing Oregon and Washington

Yellow sky, acrid air.
Michael Byrne
8.17.15
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