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What Causes Wildfires?

The wildfire season started early this month in the northwestern U.S., and the huge blaze still burns in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after three weeks of fighting the flames. What causes wildfires on this scale, and how can we prevent them? ...

September 21, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Drilling for Earthquakes

Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react

September 6, 2016 — Anna Kuchment

Sewage Floods Likely to Rise

Sewer systems in many cities, stressed by age and growing populations, will spew more raw refuse into the streets during heavy rains

August 19, 2016 — Kavya Balaraman and ClimateWire
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