Earth's vital signs signal a "code red" climate emergency

According to the new paper, 16 of 35 planetary vital signs have now reached record extremes. That includes rises in the frequency of dangerous heat events, global tree cover loss from fires and the prevalence of the mosquito-borne dengue virus.

California fires killed nearly 20 percent of the world's Sequoias

Wildfires in California over the past five years have claimed nearly 20% of the world’s largest Sequoias. Last year alone, forest fires claimed nearly 10,400 trees.

A Total of 80 Firestorms Were Recorded This Summer

Extreme temperatures and serious wildfires getting to extreme proportions were recorded this summer in the northern hemisphere. Firestorms is a severe class of flames penetrating the upper limit of the troposphere.

2020 may clinch hottest year

The planet just recorded its hottest September since at least 1880. The data, most of which was released Wednesday, shows that 2020 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record.

Australia's horrific fires were made worse by logging

the researchers conclude that the logging of native forest increases the risk and severity of fire. And in the case of the devastating 2019-20 fire season, logging likely had a profound effect.

NASA Sees Fires Near Chernobyl Break Out Again

Seasonal fires do break out around Chernobyl but the range of this fire from beginning to now has reached 50,000 acres which makes this wildfire the largest since the nuclear accident occurred in 1986.

Australia's fires burned 21% of the country's forests

When researchers surveyed historical records for evidence of comparable wildfire seasons — not just in Australia, but across the globe. They found nothing approaching the scope of Australia’s devastation.

Australia's Wildfires Are Carrying Smoke Around The Globe

NASA released a radar animation that shows smoke from the fires 6,800 miles away in Chile. The skies over Chile have turned grey and hazy. Argentina has also seen sunsets tinged with red from the smoke. 

Australia had its hottest and driest year on record

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has released its annual climate statement for 2019, and found that last year was both the hottest and driest on record for the continent.

Australian bushfires point to an ominous pattern

Apocalyptic scenes are playing out across Australia as bushfires have burned millions of acres and ravaged more than 1,000 homes in New South Wales alone. The new normal is not only more lethal, it's also harder to predict.

Koalas are "functionally extinct" after 1,000 killed in bushfires

If we combine all of the estimated deaths of koalas in Australian bushfires, there could be 1,000 koalas that have been killed in the last two months. The extent of the blaze means large tracts of the tree-dwelling koalas’ habitat has been destroyed.

Climate change is California's recipe for intense wildfire

The growing intensity of present day wildfires is a sobering reminder that greenhouse gas emissions and the global carbon footprint must be curbed, lest our planet be faced with irreversible climate consequences.

Indonesian forest fire chokes millions of people, animals

Since August, forest fires have erupted in Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan, and produced smog that has choked millions of people in those provinces, several neighboring regions and even Malaysia and Singapore.

230 global investors warn firms linked to deforestation

Prompted by the Amazon fires in Brazil and Bolivia, 230 global investors have issued a statement warning hundreds of unnamed companies to either meet their commodities supply chain deforestation commitments or risk economic consequences.

Satellite Images Show Vast Swathes of the Arctic On Fire

Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. Yet another symptom of an Arctic transitioning into a more volatile state as the planet warms.