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Smoke From Raging Wildfires In Western U.S. Pushing Carbon Monoxide Across The Country

Added: 16.08.2018 20:09 | 18 views | 0 comments

Residents across the East Coast could smell the lingering smoke in Baltimore and Washington D.C. on Thursday morning after high-altitude winds carried the scent from the dozens of fires burning across the Western United States, according to The Washington Post. Even though the flames were more than 3,000 miles away, social media posts from Virginia to Maryland from local residents said they could detect the particular scent. AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda said it's "unlikely that enough smoke from the fires will make it to the East Coast to become hazardous." "Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will help clean out mid- and low levels of the atmosphere of particulate matter. At...

After denying link, interior secretary says climate change impacts wildfires

Added: 16.08.2018 18:42 | 15 views | 0 comments

Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the fires


| British Columbia declares state of emergency as over 500 wildfires burn

Added: 16.08.2018 17:37 | 14 views | 0 comments

About 566 wildfires are currently burning across the province, prompting the evacuation of 3,000 people
The Canadian province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as thousands of firefighters battle more than 500 wildfires with little relief in sight.
“We’re going to throw everything we’ve got at these fires, but in a lot of cases, Mother Nature is going to be in the driver’s seat,” Kevin Skrepnek, the province’s chief fire information officer, told reporters.

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Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

Added: 16.08.2018 5:17 | 10 views | 0 comments

Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that have become typical out west in recent years. But as the climate changes over time, eastern forests are also likely to experience longer droughts. And although wildfires are comparatively rare, prescriptive fires are increasingly used in the east. How will these forests fare in the future? A new study provides answers.

California wildfires update: Lightning storms threaten to spark MORE wildfires

Added: 16.08.2018 2:16 | 15 views | 0 comments

CALIFORNIA is dealing with a dreadful wildfire season which has destroyed tens of thousands of acres as firefighters work endlessly to contain and prevent the spread of the fires. A lightning storm is now sparking the spread of even more wildfires.


California wildfires latest: How big is Mendocino Complex fire? Firefighters tackle blaze

Added: 16.08.2018 2:16 | 7 views | 0 comments

THE HUGE inferno known as the Mendocino Complex Fire is still burning ferociously in three counties in northern California. The blaze jumped by almost 10,000 acres overnight, as crews battle to contain the fire.


California wildfires map: VOLCANIC weather above major blazes

Added: 16.08.2018 2:16 | 6 views | 0 comments

CALIFORNIA is in the midst of record-breaking blazes as the Mendocino wildfire bears down on the Golden State, destroying homes and killing a firefighter. The fire is now so large that it has managed to create volcanic weather.


California wildfires latest: Blazes continue to EXPAND - when will they be contained?

Added: 16.08.2018 2:16 | 10 views | 0 comments

CALIFORNIA’S rocky landscape is still being ravaged by devastating wildfires as thousands of properties and acres of land are stripped in the Golden State. When will the fires be contained?


The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze

Added: 16.08.2018 1:18 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people.


Canada's British Columbia wildfires prompt state of emergency

Added: 15.08.2018 23:12 | 2 views | 0 comments

Over 560 wildfires are burning across the province and over 3,000 people have been evacuated.

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