Fires

Southern Hemisphere Scorchers
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Southern Hemisphere Scorchers

A summer heatwave knocked out power in Argentina, while heat in Western Australia likely tied the hottest temperature ever measured south of the equator.

Published Jan 14, 2022

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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms
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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms

Iron-rich aerosols from the 2019-2020 fires fertilized huge phytoplankton populations in the far South Pacific.

Published Nov 4, 2021

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Alisal Fire Rages Near Santa Barbara
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Alisal Fire Rages Near Santa Barbara

Chaparral shrublands and strong winds are fueling the fast-moving fire.

Published Oct 13, 2021

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A Record-Breaking Year for Fire in Sakha
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A Record-Breaking Year for Fire in Sakha

Fires burned 8.4 million hectares in the eastern Russian republic.

Published Oct 8, 2021

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A Multi-Dimensional Fire Challenge
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A Multi-Dimensional Fire Challenge

Accumulating fuels and rising populations are contributing to California’s large, destructive fires.

Published Oct 5, 2021

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