Air quality improves slightly in Vancouver from U.S. wildfires

Air quality improves slightly in Vancouver from U.S. wildfires

VANCOUVER—Air quality in the Vancouver area has improved slightly but an advisory on smoke that drifted north from wildfires in the United States was still in effect on Tuesday. The advisory was initiated on Sept. 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District because of smoke from fires in Washington and Oregon. Metro […]

What's behind the 'unprecedented' wildfires ravaging California

What's behind the 'unprecedented' wildfires ravaging California

Monstrous wildfires tearing through California have killed 19 people, destroyed at least 4,000 structures and burned more than 12,500 square kilometres (more than double the area of Prince Edward Island), breaking records as the worst fire season in the state’s history. “This is an unprecedented event,” said Noah Diffenbaugh, professor and senior fellow at Stanford […]

Upset about Amazon wildfires? There's something you can do

Upset about Amazon wildfires? There's something you can do

Hello, folks! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: Upset about Amazon wildfires? There’s something you can do Mighty wind: A look at the world’s biggest wind power producers […]

Why investigating wildfires can be a 'tough row to hoe'

Why investigating wildfires can be a 'tough row to hoe'

As soon as the first reports came in about the northern Alberta wildfires, investigators were already collecting data as part of their hunt to determine the causes. They wanted to know, among other things, about the weather and any human activity in the area before the fire broke out.  Knowing that “really helps us understand the potential causes,” […]

Watch Live! California Wildfires: Gov’t Mismanagement Or Staged Man-Made Disaster?

Watch Live! California Wildfires: Gov’t Mismanagement Or Staged Man-Made Disaster?

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B.C. firefighters tackling new wildfires near Kamloops and Lillooet

B.C. firefighters tackling new wildfires near Kamloops and Lillooet

VANCOUVER—Firefighters in British Columbia have been called out to deal with a pair of new wildfires. The BC Wildfire Service says crews and aircraft are tackling a wildfire measuring about 50 hectares about 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops and producing smoke that is visible in several communities in the region. This fire is near the […]

Over 300 buildings destroyed in B.C. as officials say wildfires could grow

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Wildfires have destroyed more than 300 buildings across British Columbia as smoke creates visibility problems for crews expecting to fight more fires in the coming days, officials say. The lost structures include 71 homes, 116 outbuildings such as sheds and barns, and three commercial buildings, said Robert Turner with Emergency Management BC. Another 115 […]

B.C. wildfires continue to rage in hot, dry conditions

KAMLOOPS, B.C.—Ground and air crews are preparing for another intense day battling dozens of out-of-control wildfires that are raging across British Columbia’s central interior. The continuing hot, dry and often windy conditions are making it a desperate struggle, one that evacuees throughout the region are watching with increasing anxiety. More than 173 fires ignited on […]