Glaciologist Mauri Pelto shares his first-hand observations and knowledge about how ash from the fires could impact this important resource.
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Compound risk — when multiple risks occur simultaneously, or one after another — was the topic of a recent discussion as part of the Resilience Media Project, a part of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at the Earth Institute.
Smoke and ash from Australia’s devastating fires pose a significant threat to New Zealand’s glaciers.
If we are to address climate change, environmental protection must once again be seen as above politics and an unfit arena for partisan battle.
Park Williams and Richard Seager, climate experts at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discuss why California wildfires are expected to expand and intensify with climate change.
Global demand for beef is fueling the Amazon rainforest fires, and it will take a global solution to fix it.
An Earth Institute adjunct tackles reader questions about the record-breaking fires in Brazil.
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.
New research will advance understanding of how wildfires may evolve in the future, and how we can most effectively respond to them.
A new study shows that some of Yellowstone National Park’s forests may be at a climate tipping point, and could be replaced by grassland by the middle of this century.