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Wildfire Explodes in Spain as Europe Reels From Record Heat

Fanned by fierce winds and searing temperatures, a wildfire is exploding in size in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. According to the Catalan interior minister, it could be the worst blaze the region has seen in 20 years. Read More >>

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A Single Bad Fire Season Sent Smoke Halfway Around the Planet

For several months last autumn, Indonesia choked under a blanket of smog furled by one of the worst fire seasons in its history. But smouldering peatlands didn’t limit their pollution to the island nation: they sent smoke halfway across the world. Read More >>

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Enormous California Wildfire Could Get Much Worse

An out-of-control wildfire ripping through California’s central coast is expected to get worse before it gets better. On Saturday, California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) announced that the so-called Soberanes fire, which has already burned an area larger than San Francisco, could quadruple in size and rage for another month. Read More >>

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A Huge California Brush Fire Made The Sky Look Like the End of Days 

If you were in the Los Angeles area on Saturday and looked up into the sky, you might have thought there was a storm rolling in, or that the bright, glowing red sun was an omen for Armageddon. The brown, smoky sky apparent throughout the county and in surrounding areas was the direct result of a brush fire in the Santa Clarita Valley, which was first reported on Friday. Read More >>

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This Could Be the Biggest Threat To Our Climate If We Don’t Act Fast

When you think “peatland,” you probably picture water, or mosquitoes, or creepily preserved human artefacts. What most of us don’t consider are catastrophic wildfires—but that’s precisely what scientists are now worried about when it comes to one of the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth. Read More >>

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A Rare, Hellish ‘Firenado’ Spotted During Major California Brush Fire

A brush fire in Santa Barbara County in California is burning over nearly 7,000 acres as of Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times, and amid the destruction is some unique phenomena. Read More >>

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It’s Time to Adapt to Megafires

Earlier this month, a devastating wildfire swept through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, prompting more than 88,000 residents to evacuate. As the out-of-control blaze continues to swell in size, a bigger picture is starting to emerge: major fires like this are the future, and we’d better get used to it. Read More >>