Forest fires
A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area. Other names such as brush fire, bush fire, forest fire, desert fire, grass ...
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This is a firefighting shotgun.
This is a firefighting shotgun.
After A Record Hot Day Powerful Electric Storm Moving Into Manhattan
New York Has Been Boiling All Weekend. Now The Storm Is Rolling In.
Life-Saving Facts Everyone Should Know
Just about everyone knows that you should never text and drive, and that you should stop, drop, and roll if you catch on fire.
Deaths Linked To Air Pollution Top 5.5 Million Anually
New research on the health impact of air pollution was presented at the 2016 annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS...
East Asia Cold Anap 'Kills 85 In Taiwan'
A cold snap sweeping across East Asia kills at least 85 people in Taiwan and strands 60,000 tourists in South Korea. Taiwanese media reported deaths from hypothermia and cardiac disease following a su...
Watch The Whole Superstorm Jonas Hit New York City In Just 90 Seconds
Superstorm Jonas almost broke the record yesterday for the largest New York snowstorm when it dropped 26.8 inches in Central Park. The all time record is 26.9 inches and was recorded in 2006. However,...
China Issues First-Ever Red Alert On Air Pollution
The air pollution in China, especially in big cities such as Beijing, has become dangerously high. Dangerous air pollution levels have led China to issue its first "red alert" for smog in the capital ...
Beijing Air Pollution Reaches Extremely Hazardous Levels
City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. City authorities issued a rare orange alert, the second highest of four danger levels. Schools suspended outdoor ...
U.S. Hardest-Hit Nation For Weather-Related Disasters
Over the past 20 years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by weather, according to a new U.N. report. The United States was the hardest-hit country. Worldwide, there have been 6,457 recorded flo...
French Riviera Floods Leave 16 Dead And Trail Of Destruction
Local residents describe apocalyptic scenes as violent storms spark flash floods, submerging homes, overturning cars and knocking out electricity. A family of three were reportedly among 16 people kil...
Can Rain Clean The Atmosphere?
As a raindrop falls through the atmosphere, it can attract tens to hundreds of tiny aerosol particles to its surface before hitting the ground. The process by which droplets and aerosols attract is co...
Air Pollution Has Halved In The Middle East - Due To Armed Conflicts Since Arab Spring
Air pollution has decreased dramatically in parts of the Middle East in the past five years - partly due to armed conflicts since the Arab Spring. A new study suggests the improvement is the result of...
Why Climate Change Is Pushing Earth's Boreal Forests To 'Tipping Point'
Boreal forests make up about 30 percent of the planet’s total forest area. Ecosystem scholars say that they are being threatened by warmer temperatures brought on by climate change. International poli...
What Is Fire?
So science class taught us all that fire is a result of the combustion of matter, but how does fire really work and what's the deal with its seemingly magical glow?
1 Injured In Pool Deck Fire At Cosmopolitan Hotel In Las Vegas
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the pool area at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. The fire was reported around 12:15 p.m. at the Bamboo Pool...
Combustion
Combustion /kəmˈbʌs.tʃən/ or burning is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products,...
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Fire control
Fire control is the practice of reducing the heat output of a fire, reducing the area over which the fire exists, or suppressing or extinguishing the fire by depriving it of fuel, oxygen, or heat (see...
Extreme weather
Extreme weather includes unusual, severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past. Often, extreme events are based on a lo...
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Firestorm
A firestorm is a conflagration which attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. It is most commonly a natural phenomenon, created during some of the largest bushfires and...
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Fire ecology
Fire ecology is concerned with the processes linking the natural incidence of fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects of this fire. Many ecosystems, particularly prairie, savanna, chaparral a...
Fire ecology - Wikipedia
Disturbance (ecology)
In biology, a disturbance is a temporary change in environmental conditions that causes a pronounced change in an ecosystem. Disturbances often act quickly and with great effect, sometimes resulting i...
Disturbance (ecology) - Wikipedia
Forestry
Forestry is the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests and associated resources, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired goals, needs, and values for ...
Forestry - Wikipedia
Air pollution
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into the Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such...
Air pollution - Wikipedia
Atmospheric chemistry
Atmospheric chemistry is a branch of atmospheric science in which the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere and that of other planets is studied. It is a multidisciplinary field of research and draws on...
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Haze
Haze is traditionally an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky. The World Meteorological Organization manual of codes includes a classificatio...
Haze - Wikipedia
1997 Southeast Asian haze
The 1997 Southeast Asian haze was a large-scale air quality disaster which occurred during the second half of 1997, its after-effects causing widespread atmospheric visibility and health problems with...
1997 Southeast Asian haze - Wikipedia
2005 Malaysian haze
Haze is caused by "hotspots" (zones with high temperature levels as seen via satellite imagery) in Malaysia and Indonesia. Lingering smoke from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are ide...
2005 Malaysian haze - Wikipedia
2006 Southeast Asian haze
The 2006 Southeast Asian haze event was caused by continued uncontrolled burning from "slash and burn" cultivation in Indonesia, and affected several countries in the Southeast Asian region and beyond...
2006 Southeast Asian haze - Wikipedia
Fossil record of fire
The fossil record of fire first appears with the establishment of a land-based flora in the Middle Ordovician period, 470 million years ago, permitting the accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere as ...
Fossil record of fire - Wikipedia