On a hilltop overlooking the city of Ojai, California, the Nineteen Sixties-era Higher Campus of the Ojai Valley School had an idyllic setting. About 15 miles from the Ventura County shoreline, the varsity had each cool ocean breezes and 360 diploma views of the Topatopa Mountains. However throughout California’s more and more fierce wildfire season, these two options can turn ...

By WILLIAM R. COTTON 3 minute Learn Wildfires burn thousands and thousands of acres of land yearly, leaving modified landscapes which are vulnerable to flooding. Much less well-known is that these already weak areas can additionally intensify, and in some circumstances provoke, thunderstorms. Wildfire burn scars are sometimes left with little vegetation and with a darker soil floor that tends ...

By SUSAN J. PRICHARD and KEALA HAGMANN and PAUL HESSBURG 4 minute Learn Is local weather change fueling these fires? Does the lengthy historical past of fighting every fireplace play a task? Ought to we go away extra fires to burn? What might be finished about Western forests’ vulnerability to wildfires and local weather change? We invited 40 fireplace and ...

Wildfires have change into extra intense, extra uncontrollable, and extra frequent, threatening biodiversity as they deplete acres of forests and injure wildlife. But when managed accurately, fires can even promote biodiversity—and meaning seeking to Indigenous fireplace stewardship. For hundreds of years, Indigenous folks practiced “cultural burning,” a strategy to deliberately use fireplace to strengthen an ecosystem. So long as it’s ...

In British Columbia, the place practically 300 wildfires had been burning as of July 21 (a few of the practically 900 complete fires burning in Canada), air air pollution from the smoke is anticipated to last for months. However anybody hoping to quickly escape by touring received’t essentially succeed. This week, smoke from the fires and others burning within the ...

Smoke is now turning the sky hazy across a large swath of the country as dozens of large fires burn, and so much of individuals are questioning what’s in the air they’re respiration. As an environmental toxicologist, I examine the results of wildfire smoke and the way they differ from different sources of air air pollution. We all know that ...