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In Canada’s wilds, a chilling inferno was also an omen

In “Fire Weather,” the journalist John Vaillant makes the case that the catastrophic — and inevitable — 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire was a sign of things to come.
A megafire raged for 3months. No one’s onthe hook for its emissions

A megafire raged for 3months. No one’s onthe hook for its emissions

Megafires, melting permafrost and the massive emissions for which no nation is responsible.
What it’s like to fight a megafire

What it’s like to fight a megafire

Wildfires have grown more extreme. So have the risks of combatting them.
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The Bootleg fire is now generating its own weather
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The Bootleg fire is now generating its own weather

Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.
We made wildfire an enemy for 110 years. It could have been an ally
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We made wildfire an enemy for 110 years. It could have been an ally

Starting with the Big Blowup of 1910, the U.S. Forest Service’s strategy mostly has been to put out fires as fast as possible. With climate change and shifting populations, we’re losing that war.
Inside the Megafire

Inside the Megafire

Scientists investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and drought may contribute to the rise of deadly megafires.

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