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Fort McMurray Fire in Alberta

Fort McMurray Wildfire Still Burns
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Fort McMurray Wildfire Still Burns

The Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control, burning under high to extreme fire conditions.

Published May 25, 2016

Atmosphere Land Fires

An Astronaut’s View of the Fort McMurray Fire
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An Astronaut’s View of the Fort McMurray Fire

An astronaut on the International Space Station took this photograph of smoke billowing from wildfires near Fort McMurray.

Published May 18, 2016

Fires Human Presence

Fort McMurray Fire Continues to Rage
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Fort McMurray Fire Continues to Rage

A shift in the winds has put worker camps north of Fort McMurray at risk.

Published May 17, 2016

Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Wildfires Still Scarring Land Around Fort McMurray
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Wildfires Still Scarring Land Around Fort McMurray

More than two weeks since wildfires first broke out in Fort McMurray, the burned area continues to grow larger as fires still spread under warm, dry conditions.

Published May 17, 2016

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Fort McMurray Burn Scar
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Fort McMurray Burn Scar

The fire in Alberta, Canada, had burned 2,410 square kilometers of land by May 12, 2016.

Published May 16, 2016

Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Studying Smoke Above the Clouds
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Studying Smoke Above the Clouds

A growing body of research indicates that smoke above clouds can have important consequences for the climate.

Published May 11, 2016

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Smoke from Alberta Streams into the United States
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Smoke from Alberta Streams into the United States

Winds pushed plumes of smoke from an intense wildfire in Alberta southeast into the Great Plains.

Published May 9, 2016

Atmosphere Fires

Heat Fuels Fire at Fort McMurray
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Heat Fuels Fire at Fort McMurray

Unusually warm temperatures were part of the fire weather that spurred flames to spread through Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada.

Published May 7, 2016

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Fires Continue in Fort McMurray
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Fires Continue in Fort McMurray

The Fort McMurray fire continued to spread, burning 850 square kilometers by the morning of May 5, 2016.

Published May 6, 2016

Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Wildfire Spreads in Fort McMurray
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Wildfire Spreads in Fort McMurray

Wildfire continued to spread through Fort McMurray in Canada’s Northern Alberta region.

Published May 5, 2016

Fires Remote Sensing

Wildfire in Fort McMurray
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Wildfire in Fort McMurray

A wildfire burned through neighborhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, displacing tens of thousands of residents.

Published May 5, 2016

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