Sydney was cloaked in an “apocalyptic” haze yesterday as bushfire smoke overtook the city amid weeks of wildfires in the region. One nearby “megafire” is as big as the city itself, VICE News reports.  

California’s fast-moving wildfires are sending plumes of smoke and particulates over urban areas, triggering air quality alerts and other public health warnings, Vox reports.   Millions of people in Los Angeles and the Bay Area risk breathing difficulties because of the…

A couple months after a November wildfire devastated Paradise, California, resident Kyla Awalt’s insurance company told her it was time to move back home.   But the town still has no potable water; preliminary tests indicate the fire contaminated pipelines with cancer-…

As wildfires raged across the state last week, Northern California’s air quality was the worst in the world, topping cities in China and India that are notorious for smog, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Wildfires are getting more frequent and more severe, leaving US communities like Montana’s Missoula and Seeley Lake with dangerously smoky summers that have an elusive impact on residents’ long-term health. After a major fire in 2017, children were relocated to a makeshift…

The real damage of record-breaking wildfires sweeping California will reveal itself in the cleanup effort.   In previous wildfires, home remains contained elevated levels of arsenic and metals including lead and copper. One expert compared the impending cleanup effort to…

Dangerous winds threaten to intensify Northern California’s devastating wildfire today, as the death toll rose to 23, with 285 missing. Across Sonoma County, 25,000 people have been evacuated, the Los Angeles Times reported.