NASA Invites Media To Learn About Wildfires Impact On The Environment

NASA Invites Media To Learn About Wildfires Impact On The Environment

Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the second phase of a major field campaign to study the impacts of U.S. wildfires and agricultural fires on air quality and climate. The media event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Salina, Kansas. Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and agricultural fires in the southern U.S. […]

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]

Wildfires in the Western US and Climate Change

Wildfires in the Western US and Climate Change

Wildfires in the Western US and Climate Change The number of large wildfires has nearly 2X’s since the 1980’s, and the average length of wildfire season has grown by more than 2 months. Research shows that changes in climate, especially earlier snowmelt and warming in the spring and summer, have helped boost this increase in […]