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Wildfires and heat waves linked to an increased risk for preterm birth

Pregnant Californians exposed to extreme climate events like wildfires and heat waves were at a higher risk for giving birth early, according to a new study published in Environmental Research.

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The Midwest braces for another summer of wildfire smoke

The Midwest braces for another summer of wildfire smoke

Canadian wildfires are again expected to send dangerous smoke into the U.S. Midwest, prompting states to refine their air quality alert systems.

Kristoffer Tigue reports for Inside Climate News.

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Wildfires in Canada worsen air quality across the U.S. Midwest

Wildfires in Canada worsen air quality across the U.S. Midwest

Wildfire smoke from Canadian blazes has dramatically worsened air quality across the Midwestern United States, permeating indoor environments despite efforts to keep it out.

Kiley Price reports for Inside Climate News.

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Wildfires affect soil and release more carbon and toxics, study finds
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Wildfires affect soil and release more carbon and toxics, study finds

A recent study reveals wildfires alter soil composition, leading to increased carbon dioxide and toxic release.

Sharon Udasin reports for The Hill.

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Wildfire impact on ancient rainforests examined

Wildfire impact on ancient rainforests examined

Amid increasing wildfires, researchers investigate how old-growth rainforests on the West Coast could adapt to the changing climate.

Madeline Ostrander reports for Hakai Magazine.

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Wildfire readiness at Giant Mine needs significant improvement

Wildfire readiness at Giant Mine needs significant improvement

The Giant Mine Oversight Board insists that the federal remediation project must enhance wildfire and evacuation preparedness at the Yellowknife site.

Emily Blake reports for Cabin Radio.

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Venezuela struggles with severe wildfires and institutional failure

Venezuela struggles with severe wildfires and institutional failure

Amid record-breaking wildfires, Venezuela faces a severe test due to both environmental challenges and governmental inefficiencies.

Tony Frangie Mawad reports for Mongabay.

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