forest fires

summer is the worst

Summer Sucks and It's Going to Kill You

Here are all the ways you can die from the worst season.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
7.12.18
Drift Currents

The Best Place in the World to Set a Forest Fire

“Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”
Brian Castner
9.14.16
Canada

Canada’s Rapidly ‘Greening’ North is Bad News For Everyone

A new study shows the Arctic is turning green.
Elizabeth Howell
6.3.16
News

What It's Like to Be a Female Firefighter in California Prison

"I love the cutting, I love the chainsaw, I love being on the mountains. It's one of the places where you feel free. You feel like you're giving back."
Lauren Lee White
11.30.15
Censorship

The US Forest Service Is Trying To Bury a Crucial Journal Article

"The Pacific Southwest Research Station says its role is to conduct and publish research, not to evaluate land management policy."
Michael Byrne
9.19.15
climate change

How Wildfires Make Their Own Clouds

In the age of climate change, when forest fires are on the rise, the “pyro” cloud will be a more common sight in summer skies.
Matthew Braga
9.7.15
Canada

NASA Is Testing Next-Generation Fire Shelters at a Burn Site In Northern Canada

Not unlike a spacecraft tearing through the atmosphere, NASA’s hope is that its material will be able to weather a wildfire’s blazing heat—saving lives in the process—unlike any emergency shelter before.
Matthew Braga
7.28.15
News

Megan Fink Is a Badass Chopper Pilot Who Fights Canada’s Wildfires

Keeping a chopper in the sky under all that smoke—and not dumping water on the firefighters below—is not an easy task.
Carol Linnitt
7.8.15
California

Will El Niño Save the Western US from Wildfire Hell?

We can hope.
Michael Byrne
6.23.15
Canada

The Lasting Damage of Sudden Heat Waves Is Highly Unpredictable

While melting sea ice will happen gradually, sudden heat waves can throw ecosystems lethal wild cards.
Stephen Buranyi
8.11.14
earth

A Satellite Image Tour of Planet Earth on Fire

Meanwhile, the 2014 wildfire season is just getting started.
Michael Byrne
7.27.14
earth

The Amazon Is Burning, and It Doesn't Have the Firefighters to Stop It

Forest fires in the Amazon are becoming more common and countries lack the resources to fight them.
Jason Koebler
4.15.14