A new study combs through the factors that can promote wildfires in California, and concludes that in many cases, warming climate is the decisive driver.
fire Archives - State of the Planet
A guide to wildfire experts at the Earth Institute.
For millennia, people have set fires to clear land for cultivation, pastures or hunting; so-called slash-and-burn agriculture is still common across much of tropical Africa, Asia and South America. It has been a useful strategy–but …