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
2 days ago
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
4 days ago
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 Everglades

The Everglades Is on Fire, But It's Actually Fine

At 33,500 acres, as of Wednesday morning, the fire is currently the largest in the Everglades since 2011.
Alex Lubben
6.26.19
Disparities

The Lingering Effects of Wildfires Will Disproportionately Hurt People of Color

The health impacts of wildfire aftermath can be far-reaching—and they're an often overlooked part of racial health disparities.
L. Parshley
12.7.18
california wildfires

California wildfires could usher in a "new wave of homelessness"

California already has the highest homeless population of any state.
Tess Owen
11.20.18
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
11.14.18
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
Motherboard

California’s Woolsey Fire Burns Near Site of Nuclear Meltdown, Sparking Panic

The owner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing, says the wildfire may have started “on or near” the contaminated Los Angeles facility.
Sarah Emerson
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
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