Wild Fire

Wild Fire

Bush fire, forest fire, uncontrolled fire, wildland fire

A villager crosses peat-rich Lake Rawa Pening by boat in Indonesia
Plans to restore Indonesian peatlands are a cost-effective strategy for reducing the impacts of peatland fires to the environment, climate and human health, says a new study.
University of Leeds
Smoke from wildfires burning in the western United States carries harmful pollutants across the country.
Eos - AGU
Lower humidity and higher temperatures are driving extreme weather that makes wildfires more frequent and intense, say experts.
University of Alberta
Satellite data can help identify where and when vegetation such as grass and leaves forms a continuous swath of fuel dry enough for a catastrophic bushfire to ignite and take hold.
Conversation Media Group, the
A firefighter surveys wildfire damage in Queensland, Australia
A new analysis of Australian forest fire trends confirms for the first time the Black Summer fires are part of a clear trend of worsening fire weather and ever-larger forest areas burned by fires.
Conversation Media Group, the
Without substantial changes in how people interact with wildfire in the western U.S., climate change will increasingly put people in harm’s way as fires become larger and more severe.
University of California, Merced
Two Pacific nations take on the challenge of making sure people only act upon quality information this cyclone season, what to do if threatened by a bushfire, and a reminder that being prepared doesn’t have to be hard work, it can be fun.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Ferry heading to Sydney Circular Quay in thick bushfire smoke (2019)
Air quality forecasting improvements will be able to provide hourly and daily information on pollutants in the air to help fire and environmental authorities, and the community.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation