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Intense Boreal Forest Fires a Climate Concern

The Chuckegg Creek wildfire sparked in the province of Alberta, Canada on May 12, 2019. Over the next three months, the blaze burned across 280,000 hectares, forcing more than 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. On the Global Forest Watch(GFW) Fires platform, bright red fire alerts were visible blossoming out across the landscape. Chuckegg Creek […]

3 Trends in US Wildfires

By Sarah Alix Mann and Mimi Gong While fires in Indonesia may be making headlines recently, unprecedented forest fires have also scorched the Western United States this year, from the pristine forests of Alaska to the rocky desert foothills of California. This summer, fires in California burned hundreds of homes, triggering a state of emergency. […]

Map of the Week: Forest and Land Fires in Siberia Turn Deadly

Forest and brush fires claimed at least 29 lives last week in the southeastern Siberian province of Khakassia, Russia. Thousands more have been displaced from their homes by the encroaching flames. According to news reports, the fires may have been started by local farmers burning their fields.  Strong winds may have caused the fires to […]