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)
This year’s hurricanes are tearing through the alphabet so fast that we’re about to run out of names for them. When Hurricane Sally hit Alabama as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday, tropical storms Teddy and Vicky were already spinning in the Atlantic. If Wilfred forms in the Gulf of Mexico as expected, it will…
As the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon the U.S. in mid-March, the head of the nation’s most powerful oil and gas industry group wrote to President Trump. The American Petroleum Institute CEO, Michael Sommers, asked for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exempt his industry from so-called routine reporting and monitoring requirements, a…
Staggering rain totals, fueled by a warming atmosphere that can hold more moisture, are being recorded from the storm.
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)
But the changes could backfire, experts say, pushing more insurers to stop offering coverage in areas where fire risk is rising because of climate change.
Cal Fire’s roughly 8,000 personnel have been fighting blazes from the Oregon border to the Mexico border.
Those of you still using Facebook (maybe your parents?) may have noticed a new feature when you logged on to the platform Tuesday: a climate information hub. That’s right — the same social platform that helped bring you QAnon, anti-vax influencers, and a zillion conspiracy theories about a “rigged election” in 2020, is now dipping…
Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.
Millions of Americans are struggling with some of the world’s worst air pollution as the wildfires rage on.