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
The Best Place in the World to Set a Forest Fire
“Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”
Canada’s Rapidly ‘Greening’ North is Bad News For Everyone
A new study shows the Arctic is turning green.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
Will El Niño Save the Western US from Wildfire Hell?
We can hope.
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.
A Satellite Image Tour of Planet Earth on Fire
Meanwhile, the 2014 wildfire season is just getting started.
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.