Stories tagged: "wildlife"


Peter Koleckar walks around a burned down home in his neighborhood after the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire passed through on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Bonny Doon, Calif. The fire spared Koleckar's home. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Flames From California’s Wildfires Are So Massive, They’re Creating New Weather Systems

The fires threaten 25,000 structures as the state struggles to find enough firefighters to battle the blaze.

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The Earth’s Air Quality is Getting A Lot Better As People Stay Home

Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles. These types of pollution kill up to 7 million people a year worldwide, according to Health Effects Institute president Dan Greenbaum.