Smoke spreads over the Pacific Ocean from wildfires raging in Southern California in this satellite image taken Sunday, Nov.
An Australian wildfire has killed at least 135 people, and some experts are blaming global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions for this and other recent blazes. What is the role of climate change in wildfires?
Wildfires are rampant this year. They broke out earlier than ever in California. In June, nineteen firefighters lost their lives in a hellish Arizona blaze.
President Bush declares a state of emergency as more than 1,000 blazes rage
Blaze enters fourth day
Wildfires continue to rage through three areas of southern California today -- Montecito, Sylmar, and parts of Orange County -- having already claimed at least 800 homes, the Associated Press is reporting.It's the third day of fires that are consuming some 29 square miles, fanned by Santa Ana winds that are expected to die down by this afternoon.
Alaskan residents who watched as wildfires claimed a record 10,000 square miles (26,00 square kilometers) of land in 2004 can take cold comfort in the fact that the choking smoke endured during wildfire season could blunt some of the effects of global warming.
Firefighters were mopping up today after wildfires swept through Texas and Oklahoma, killing two people and damaging more than 100 homes.The Associated Press reports that a former local TV journalist, Matt Quinn, and his wife, Cathy, were killed and their son injured when their home in Montague, Tex., 80 miles northwest of Dallas, was engulfed in flames.
In recent decades, Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the U.S.
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of southeastern Australia today—the smoke from the deadly wildfires there is plainly visible from Aqua's orbit 440 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth.
The Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan said on Sunday it was evacuating an additional 8,000 people from the far north of the province, as wildfires continue to spread and threaten homes.
Without better forest management, country can expect further uncontrolled fires in the future.
The southern California wildfires that destroyed more than 800 homes and forced 50,000 people to evacuate since last Thursday continue to rage through the region.
(Reuters) - Hundreds of firefighters were battling on Tuesday to contain Australia's worst wildfires in 30 years which have already swept across more than 12,000 hectares outside the southern city of Adelaide and destroyed at least 26 homes.
Two fast-spreading Alaska wildfires have forced a series of evacuations, destroyed up to 45 homes and forced authorities to restrict traffic on a major highway connecting Anchorage to Fairbanks
A heavy toll may be exacted on elk, moose and other wildlife whose habitat has been destroyed by wildfires that have charred hundreds of thousands of acres (hectares) of forests and grasslands
Scientists work to understand and control the plague of wildfires in the West
Fires are burning more acres than ever. Where will the next blazes ignite? Can we prevent them? Should we?