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As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery

The U.S. has suffered from devastating wildfires over the last few years as global temperatures rise and weather patterns change, making the otherwise natural phenomenon especially unpredictable and severe. To help out, Stanford researchers have found a way to track and predict dry, at-risk areas using machine learning and satellite imagery. Currently the way forests and scrublands are tested for susceptibility to wildfires is by manually collecting branches and foliage and testing their water c...
Tags: TC, Science, Stanford, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Wildfires, European Space Agency, Satellite Imagery, GreenTech, Stanford University, U S Forest Service, Alexandra Konings


Trees are Getting Shorter and Younger

The world’s collective forests have become shorter and younger overall in the past 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday. This means that forests have less capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and are less hospitable to the many species that rely on them for shelter. Oh,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drought, Deforestation, Wildfires, Biodiversity, Trees Are Disappearing At An Alarming Rate


Siberian Wildfires Have Burned an Area More Than Three Times the Size of Delaware

It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Russia, Wildfires, Siberia, Delaware, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


We Should Probably Talk About the Huge Wildfires in Siberia Right Now

It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Russia, Wildfires, Siberia, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Sci-Fi Fanatics Suspected of Arson as Wildfires Near Chernobyl Create World’s Worst Air Pollution

Wildfires are burning yet again in the area outside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The latest round of blazes has sent smoke traveling to the capital of Kyiv, creating some of the worst air pollution in the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ukraine, Wildfires, Radioactivity, Chernobyl, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Wild Wildfires


Sci-Fi Cult Arson Suspected as Wildfires Near Chernobyl Create World’s Worst Air Pollution

Wildfires are burning yet again in the area outside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The latest round of blazes has sent smoke traveling to the capital of Kyiv, creating some of the worst air pollution in the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ukraine, Wildfires, Radioactivity, Chernobyl, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Wild Wildfires, Chernobyl Create World


Two of Chernobyl's Largest Wildfires on Record Are Out

More than a week has passed since two major fires broke out inside Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. They were inching closer to the shuttered power plant and the radioactive waste now disposed of on-site as hundreds of firefighter battled the blazes. As of Tuesday, however, the fires appear to be out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ukraine, Wildfires, Chernobyl, Wild Wildfires


This Is What the Chernobyl Wildfires Look Like From Space

Chernobyl is still on fire. Satellite images captured Thursday by Planet Labs show wildfires inching closer to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Ukraine, Wildfires, Radiation, Chernobyl, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Radioactive Smoke


Radiation Around Chernobyl Is 16 Times Higher Than Normal After Forest Fires

Fighting forest fires inside Chernobyl’s dreaded exclusion zone sounds awful, but that’s exactly what nearly 150 emergency responders had to contend with this past weekend, as a pair of blazes broke out near the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arson, Wildfires, Radiation, Chernobyl, Forest Fires, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Chernobyl nuclear disaster


PG&E Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Camp Fire Deaths

California utility PG&E is officially pleading guilty to manslaughter charges related to the deadly Camp Fire in 2018.
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Pge, Camp Fire


Australia fires: Air-dropping veggies to feed wallabies [NEW VIDEO]

The massive scale and force of the ongoing bushfires in Australia is hard to comprehend. The number of living creatures killed by flame, smoke, and habitat destruction fires is already staggering, and incomplete. Here is a new video from Reuters with more on a story we've covered here at Boing Boing previously -- NWS workers are dropping vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes from aircraft, to feed displaced wallabies who can't find anything to eat because everything has burned. Vid...
Tags: Post, Video, Science, News, Delightful Creatures, Climate Change, Australia, Animals, Environment, Climate, Fire, World news, Earth, Wildfires, Nws, Bushfires


When All the Forests Burn

Nature offers us some of the most sophisticated technology there is. While scientists and engineers continue to scratch their heads trying to figure out how to develop ways to effectively capture our carbon, trees already cracked the code. They’ve been absorbing carbon forever, man. So have other kinds of flora.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Australia, Wildfires, Bush Fires, Climate Emergency


Wildfires Have Absolutely Ravaged Australia’s Cherished Kangaroo Island

Approximately one-third of Australia’s Kangaroo Island has been torched by recent wildfires, as new satellite photos reveal. Given the island’s ecological importance, it’s a tragedy for the ages.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Wildfires, Kangaroo Island, Australian Wildfires


Smoke From Australia’s Horrific Wildfires, as Seen From Space

Significant portions of Australia’s southeast coast are completely blanketed in thick smoke, as revealed by these upsetting new satellite images.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Global Warming, Nasa, Wildfires, Fires, Satellite Images, Heat Waves, Australian Wildfires


ExxonMobil Wishes Australia a 'Fun' New Year as Country Burns in Climate Crisis

ExxonMobil sent out a heartwarming tweet yesterday, wishing the good people of Australia a “safe” and “fun” New Year. Well, maybe heartwarming isn’t the right word. Perhaps “idiotic” is more appropriate, given the fact that large parts of Australia are currently on fire thanks in part to ExxonMobil’s history of…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Climate Change, Australia, Social Media, ExxonMobil, Wildfires, New South Wales, Bushfires, Rural Fire Service, Climate Emergency


Bushfires Still Ravaging Australia, With Thousands Reportedly Fleeing to Beaches in Victoria State

The ongoing Australian bushfire crisis has forced thousands of people in the southeast part of the country to flee towards waterfronts, Bloomberg reported, with an estimated 4,000-5,000 individuals in Mallacoota in Victoria state sheltering on beaches and piers as flames swept in on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Bloomberg, Wildfires, Victoria, Extreme Weather, Victoria State, Bushfire, Mallacoota, Bush Fires


The Satellite Images That Show a Decade of Climate Change

The 2010s will be remembered as the decade when we could no longer deny climate change. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Wildfires, Arctic, Solar Power, Icebergs


2019 Was a Horror-Show Year for Weather

Violent weather has become one of the hallmarks of modern life as climate change pushes our planet into a new, more volatile state. And unfortunately, 2019 was a painful reminder of that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, Wildfires, Flooding, Typhoons, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Weather Is Happening


Sydney Choked in Smoke as Wildfires Rage in New South Wales

The city of Sydney—Australia’s most populous and the capital of New South Wales (NSW) state—was swathed in thick smoke on Tuesday morning amid more than 50 bushfires on the state’s east coast, the Guardian reported .Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Australia, Wildfires, New South Wales, Sydney, Bushfires, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, Bush Fires


Satellite Captures Awful Scar Left by California’s Historic Kincade Fire

California’s Kincade Fire is into its 30th day, and mercifully the blaze is now mostly contained. The scope of the damage, however, has been extensive, as this disturbing new satellite image reveals.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, California wildfires, Kincade Fire, 2019 California Wildfires


Everything Burns

I can’t remember when the rains stopped. Like the wildfires, flooding in my rural California suburb was a fact of life. Our house bordered the levy that kept the river at bay, and my elementary school was perched at the bottom of the foothills in a narrow valley—the place where rain water would congregate, like the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Everything Burns


Another Day, Another Wildfire

In a season of flames and blackouts across California, yet another intense wildfire has broken out outside Los Angeles. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Drones, Wildfires, Los Angeles Read, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Maria Fire


What It’s Like to Work in a Flying Smoke Laboratory

Most scientists’ labs don’t fly. Most scientists’ labs are also not packed in the interior of a DC-8 jet doing loopy maneuvers at low altitudes. This joint NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission, though, is not a typical science lab. And it’s not doing typical experiments.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Wildfires, Noaa, Smoke, National Oceanic, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Firex Aq


Hundreds of Thousands Have Fled Their Homes as Wildfires Explode Across California

California’s wildfire season arrived with a fierceness earlier this month and conditions have once again become dangerous up and down the Golden State. On Monday, residents near Los Angeles, including basketball star LeBron James, awoke to mandatory evacuation orders as the Getty Fire exploded. Fires also continue to…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Lebron James, Golden State, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Getty fire


The Kincade Fire Explodes in Wine Country Where a Blackout Was Scheduled

On Wednesday night, the Kincade Fire exploded in Sonoma County. The blaze has burned some 10,000 acres and pushed small towns in the fire’s path to evacuate as it burns largely uncontrolled.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Sonoma County, Pge, Uh Oh, Kincade Fire


PG&E Could Turn Power Off Again As California Faces Wildfire Weather

Blackouts may be coming back to California. PG&E, the state’s largest utility, announced Tuesday it may have to shut off power again to nearly 200,000 customers. Why? Oh, you know, the usual: wildfire risk.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Pge, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


PG&E Could Turn Power Off Again As California Faces Wildfire Weather [Updated]

Blackouts may be coming back to California. PG&E, the state’s largest utility, announced Tuesday it may have to shut off power again to nearly 200,000 customers. Why? Oh, you know, the usual: wildfire risk.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Pge, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Standing in the Rubble of Paradise: Life After the Camp Fire, One Year Later

For the 36,000 people living in and around Paradise, California, the Camp Fire is a definitive moment that cleaved life into a before period and an after one.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Anniversaries, Wildfires, Paradise Lost, Camp Fire


Could an Electrical Equipment Malfunction Be Behind the Saddleridge Fire?

In Northern California, utility PG&E cut power to hundreds of thousands amidst a wildfire weather threat. Southern California’s main electric utility didn’t, and now it appears its equipment could responsible for sparking last week’s Saddleridge Fire. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Southern California, Northern California, California wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire


California Wildfire Season Is Here as the Saddleridge Fire Explodes Near Los Angeles

In a community outside Los Angeles, more than 12,000 people are facing mandatory evacuation as a wildfire rages out of control. The Saddleridge Fire has burned some 4,600 acres, and so far officials haven’t been able to contain it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Los Angeles, Wildfires, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now, Saddleridge fire



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