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While raging wildfires can consume property and even lives, the towering infernos could also be heavily influencing the forces of climate change.
New research shows that greater plant density allows more water to seep into the ground in arid, desert-like areas.
The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide since the early 2000s.
The Western US, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states, has received bad news from a new study led by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
As wildfires rage across California, NASA scientists are using satellite imagery to both monitor the current blaze and create models designed to predict where future fires might occur.
The summer of 2012 was the most severe wildfire season Russia had faced in a decade. 2013 might be headed in the same direction after an unusual heat wave brought a surge of fire activity in northern Siberia in July.
The larger, more destructive wildfires devastating some regions of the western US could be fueled by climate change, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.
Wildfires are expected to become far more severe over the next several decades, say researchers from the University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) in a new study.
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