This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space






This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US

Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US






Wildfires Rage Across the Southwestern US Several major wildfires are raging across the Southwestern United States, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a blaze burning in the sparsely populated and wooded community of Timberon, New Mexico. That wildfire, which officials said was in the “mop-up stage” […]






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands

California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands






California and Colorado Wildfires Prompt Evacuations of Thousands Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Strong winds will keep the wildfire danger high across the West Sunday into Monday. Wildfires burning in both California and Colorado have forced evacuations and left one firefighter injured Saturday evening, burning more […]






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed

California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed Here are the latest stats on the major wildfires currently burning in the State of California More than 5,200 firefighters are working Monday to battle nine large blazes across the Golden State as fire season rages on. Cal Fire is warning of increased fire […]






Nearly 1000 Firefighters Battle Blazes In The Angeles National Forest

Nearly 1000 Firefighters Battle Blazes In The Angeles National Forest






Nearly 1000 Firefighters Battle Blazes In The Angeles National Forest Some residents evacuated from their homes in Duarte and Azusa California were cleared to return home Thursday as firefighters kept up their campaign against the 5,235-acre San Gabriel Complex Fire, which is just 15% contained. About 950 firefighters are battling the blazes in the Angeles […]






San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations

San Gabriel, California Wildfires Rage Residents Warned of Evacuations






San Gabriel, California, Wildfires Rage, Residents Warned of Evacuations The Fish and Reservoir fires, which authorities are now calling the San Gabriel Complex Fire, burned more than 5,400 acres overnight. The 2 wildfires burning in the Angeles National Forest, dubbed the San Gabriel Complex Fire, are burning out of control, and more residents are being […]






2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide

2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide






2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide Summer has some Pitfalls to avoid: Wildfire, High Temperatures, Hot Cars, and Drowning Many Californians and residents of the Pacific Southwest look forward to Summer all year, what with the long days, calmer schedules with school out plus endless Sunshine. But all trips to the beach, mountains, hiking and swimming […]






Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures

Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Tempatures






Southwest Wildfires Raging in Record High Temperatures Update: Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of 3 Western US states Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border. For an area stretching from Southern […]






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger A wildfire in Southern California more than 3X’d in size overnight and forced officials to close a major highway, 100’s of homes in danger,  another blaze in New Mexico had communities on edge after destroying 24 homes, officials said on Friday. California’s Sherpa Fire, burning in chapparal […]






Fire Ravaged Ft. McMurray Canada Hit with Flash Floods

Fire Ravaged Ft. McMurray Canada Hit with Flash Floods






Fire Ravaged Ft. McMurray Canada Hit with Flash Floods As if the May wildfires were not enough, last Thursday a stationary front in the northern prairies brought heavy rain and flash flooding to Ft. McMurray, The rainfall lead to isolated flash flooding in several neighborhoods across the city including Thickwood and Timeberlea, according to the reports, […]






Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World

Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World






Massive Wildfires are Burning Around the World Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many huge fires on an earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. Earlier this year, large wildfires hit spots on opposite ends of the world, from Tasmania to Oklahoma-Kansas. Last year, Alaska and California pushed the […]






Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada

Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada






Raging Wildfires Force Evacuations in Western Canada Massive Fort McMurray wildfires torching 750+ hectares Wildfires causing evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta and BC, Canada, as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal fire season. A wildfire raging in Fort McMurray prompted mandatory […]






The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015






The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015 The US Forest Service, the nation’s primary firefighting agency, spent a record $1.72-B on firefighting in Y 2015. More than 50% of the land burned in the US by wildfires last year was in Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates firefighting […]






Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars

Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars






Wildfires can Pump more CO2 into the Atmosphere than Cars As forest fires devour trees and other plants, they release the carbon stored in the vegetation into the atmosphere. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of California used satellite observations of fires and a computer model to estimate just […]






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste






Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]






Wildfires & Carbon In Our Atmosphere

Wildfires & Carbon In Our Atmosphere






Wildfires & Carbon In Our Atmosphere The Big Q: Do wildfires have a significant impact on global warming? The Big A: Much depends on what the fire destroys, there is tremendous variation among the species of trees in terms of carbon storage. Overall, the most carbon dense trees are those with high-density wood and large […]