In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'

World / Science & Health Sep 27, 2020

In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'

Equipped with a shovel, Grigory Kuksin lifts and turns smoldering earth in the marshy clearing of a sprawling Siberian forest. Together with a small cohort of volunteer firefighters, he is battling a winter-resistant, underground blaze, a growing problem in Russia that he calls a "climate ...

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

World Sep 10, 2020

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns, leaving a potentially high death toll in their wake, the governor said on Wednesday, as initial casualty reports began to surface. Hundreds of miles away in northern California, three ...

Why California's wildfire year could be the worst in decades

World Aug 29, 2020

Why California's wildfire year could be the worst in decades

California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already battled two of the three largest blazes in its recorded history during an intense heatwave this month — even before the peak season begins. Record temperatures ...