As the East Coast gets drenched and the drier West Coast is ablaze, climate change may not be the only factor.
NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Emily Fischer, a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, about the health effects of the smoke from the fires in Oregon and California.
The firefighter died on Thursday in the El Dorado Fire some 70 miles east of Los Angeles. The blaze began two weeks ago after an expectant couple set off fireworks to reveal the sex of their child. (Image credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)
The Bobcat Fire came within 500 feet of the observatory on Tuesday. The same dry, isolated conditions that make Mount Wilson susceptible to fire also made it perfect for stargazing. (Image credit: Screenshot by NPR/HPWREN)
Cal Fire’s roughly 8,000 personnel have been fighting blazes from the Oregon border to the Mexico border.
Millions of Americans are struggling with some of the world’s worst air pollution as the wildfires rage on.
NPR’s David Greene talks to Wade Crowfoot, California’s secretary of Natural Resources, about this year’s wildfire season, and what can be done to prevent or control them.
This duo is rebuilding bee habitats with a 13-mile stretch of pollinator gardens through Newport News, Virginia.
Trump declined to acknowledge the role climate change likely plays in fueling the flames. In Delaware, Democratic challenger Joe Biden addressed the disasters’ links to human-caused climate change.
“I wish science agreed with you,” California official Wade Crowfoot told the president.