August 26, 2019

On Thursday, August 29, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern, join three fire and smoke experts in a tweet chat about the ongoing scientific field campaign FIREX-AQ and its mission to study what's in the smoke from wildfires and agricultural burning. 

November 16, 2018

Hot, dry and windy weather helped create the conditions needed for wildfires to explode in northern and southern California in November 2018. 

A smoky wildfire burning in Boise National Forest, Idaho.
September 6, 2018

Wildfires are burning larger and more intensely than before, emitting smoke that poses a health risk to people. FIREX will provide information about what chemicals smoke emits in order to keep people healthy. 

July 27, 2018

Strong winds whipped wildfires into a frenzy near Athens, Greece, during the end of July, leading to one of the worst wildfire tragedies in the country's history.

June 18, 2018

Exceptional drought in preceding months primed southern Colorado forests for wildfire in mid-June 2018.

April 24, 2018

Extremely dry and windy conditions helped rapidly grow and spread wildfires across Oklahoma in April 2018.

December 15, 2017

Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

September 7, 2017

Multiple wildfires burned across the western United States in early September 2017, sending smoke drifting across the country.

March 22, 2017

Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.

Fire, Fort McMurray, Canada, Wildfire, Forest fire
May 12, 2016

A massive wildfire in northern Alberta has grown out of control, causing the evacuation of Fort McMurray, a city of 80,000 people. What climate conditions fostered this unusual early-season fire?

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