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.
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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.
A guide to wildfire experts at the Earth Institute.
Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has found that rising temperatures influence wildfires in the American West.
In Israel and Palestine, wildfires offer an exemplary case study of the potential of environment management as a lever for cooperation, or as a driver of conflict among communities sharing common resources.
As insurers begin to account for climate change in their wildfire risk models, premiums in scorched areas could skyrocket.
“It’s a code red day for ozone.” If you hear this on your local news, what does it mean? Are you at risk? Do you know what to do?
Sunny California may be getting too sunny. Increasing summer temperatures brought on by a combination of intensifying urbanization and warming climate are driving off once-common morning cloud cover in southern coastal areas of the state, leading to increased risk of wildfires.
High school students in a science communication class blog about research from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.