Chasing the Flame: Does Media Coverage of Wildfires Probe Deeply Enough?

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>It is the dry season in …

Colorado Springs

9 Iconic Places Burned By Oregon Wildfires In 2017

It’s not just that Oregon’s wildfires burned an area the size of Rhode Island this summer.<p>Yes, the numbers are staggering: 1,903 fires, 1,060 square …


Wildfires are torching our forests and we need to change tactics

<b>The Fires:</b><p>British Columbia has just experienced the worst forest fire season in its history. It was only last week that, after a summer of fire, a …

Climate Change

Montana Wildfires Reignite Logging Debate

An epic wildfire season in Montana has conservatives blaming environmentalists for blocking logging projects, but scientists say climate change is making fire seasons longer and more intense.

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What travelers needs to know about wildfire season

LAST WEEK, I could not see the mountain that sits less than half a mile from my partner’s house. The air was so thick with smoke in some parts of …

British Columbia

#OnPointListens: We're On The Road Again — This Time To Spokane

Wildfires have been raging in the West this summer. We'll talk changing climate, wildfires, and how the Trump presidency is dealing with these …


As Wildfires Burn in West, Ash Rides Wind High Across U.S.

Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have impacted the air quality in the region and sent plumes of smoke and ash across North America as far east as New York and Pennsylvania.

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French 14-year-old charged with starting wildfires - France - RFI

Police caught the boy in the act on Tuesday night in the suburb of Aubagne, southern France, and he confessed to setting nearly 20 others around the …


B.C. lifts state of emergency declared 2 months ago due to wildfires

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is lifting a provincial state of emergency declared more than two months ago before what would become the …

British Columbia

State of emergency to expire at midnight but province warns more than 150 wildfires still burning in B.C.

After more than two months, the provincial government has said it is finally ready to end a state of emergency that was declared in response to a …

British Columbia

"More damaging, more costly" wildfires scorch parts of western U.S. and Canada

Some North Dakota residents woke up to a smoky haze as wildfires continue to devastate parts of the western U.S. and Canada.<p>The Bismarck National …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wildfires continue to wreak havoc across the West

Despite record-breaking rain and snowfall across the West in 2017, this year’s fire season has been unforgiving.<p>Billows of thick black smoke and red-hot flames have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Utah.<p>More than 24,000 firefighters have …


Climate change is like diabetes for the planet

There's a lot of talk lately about how climate change is affecting the hurricanes and wildfires hitting the United States right now. The simple …

Climate Change

B.C. festivals seek ways to recover from wildfires

Five festivals cancelled in the Cariboo this summer and tourism numbers down<p>As festival season comes to a close with the end of summer, event …

British Columbia

Greenland is burning: Wildfires and floods surge worldwide

The Pacific Northwest has been grappling with unprecedented wildfires — but they aren't alone<p>On Sunday, August 27, I went mountain climbing in Olympic National Park, near my home. I noted how warm the day was — far warmer, even in early morning, than the norm for this time of year. I would learn …

Climate Change

Welcome to the New World of Wildfires

The Pacific Northwest has been engulfed in wildfire smoke from Montana, British Columbia, Eastern Washington and Oregon for much of this summer. …

Liberal View

Western wildfires could still be burning by Halloween.

While many are predicted to be contained by mid-September, some of the fires won’t be contained until late October or even Nov. 1, according to the …


Smoky sky in southern Alberta stoked by BC and Waterton wildfires

Smoke continues to billow into southern Alberta from wildfires in B.C. and Waterton National Park and air quality in the city is expected to …


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Wildfires fueled by dry weather and scorching temperatures have smothered parts of the western United States in smoky, ashy air, forcing communities …

Liberal View

Vancouver’s smoky haze is dragging down the scenery, and you. Here’s how

You’re not alone if you’ve felt a little down since a smoky haze obscured the sky over Vancouver this week.<p>An air quality advisory was issued for …


Multiple wildfires continue to rage out west

Multiple wildfires continue to rage out west, prompting National Weather Service warnings, alerts and evacuations across multiple states.<p>There are …


How Pacific Northwestern wildfires could affect college football’s Week 2

With fires around the Northwest, teams are watching.<p>With wildfires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest, air quality has been an issue and potential issue all around the region. As college football teams in the Southeast reconfigure game plans to adjust to the threat of Hurricane Irma, another …

College Football

10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

We've compiled 10 severe weather resources you can use to prepare your horses and farm for disasters before they even occur.


Wildfires in the West revive push to thin federal forests

Westerners are sick of it: the smoke, the evacuations, the moon turned burnt orange by soot, all driven by catastrophic wildfires by now so …

Ryan Zinke

US wildfires on track to be worst in a decade

Wildfires are chewing across dried-out western US forests and grassland, putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a decade.<p>A snowy …

Australian News

Wildfires ravage western US states

Thousands of firefighters are battling numerous blazes in California, Oregon, Washington and Montana.


Wildfires are raging across California, too.

There are 23 big fires in the state, reports the Sacramento Bee, from the 90,000 acre Eclipse Complex in the north to the La Tuna fire in the south, …


Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 07, 2017 02:47 am | Updated Date: Sep 07, 2017 …

United States

Victoria animal rescuers overwhelmed with dogs and cats left homeless by B.C. wildfires

The Victoria Humane Society is trying to find homes for dozens of kittens, cats, dogs and puppies that have been left homeless by B.C.’s …

Canadian News

Rain in Seattle is normal. Raining ash, however, is not.

Fires have been raging throughout the west all summer. But this morning, Seattleites awakened to a drizzle of ashes and smoky sky — which is new.<p>No …