Wild Fire

Effects of large herbivores on fire regimes and wildfire mitigation
This report discusses how abandonment of agricultural land is widespread in many parts of the world, leading to shrub and tree encroachment.
View of flames spreading on a hill close to Orangeville, USA (2019)
Governments and countries must mitigate climate change as much as possible to prevent increasing wildfires and increasing deaths.
The Western U.S. is experiencing another severe fire season, and a recent study shows that even high mountain areas once considered too wet to burn are at increasing risk as the climate warms.
Sunrise view of Namche Bazaar village and Thamserku mountain, Khumbu valley, Nepal.
Urbanization trends in the Himalaya are exposing more people to risk from compound hazards such as flooding, landslides and wildfires, a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has found.
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Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States as fire activity continues to increase, according to researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Forest Service.
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
From heatwaves and hurricanes in the US to flooding in Europe and China, the weather over recent months has frequently hit the headlines.
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This report explains that disaster events are only the tip of the iceberg, by highlighting how these events are interconnected with each other, with other larger processes, as well as with our action or inaction. They can lead to future disasters or will

Introduction This has been a summer of extremes in the western United States with record heat impacting not just the Northwest, but also the Southwest. Virtually every western state, including Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada