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Wildfire Season 2021

A road cuts through a smoky forest with burned trees on one side and unburned trees on the other.

Noah Diffenbaugh, Mary Prunicki, Michael Wara, and several other Woods fellows discuss concerns, solutions, and impacts surrounding this year's wildfire season.

Dangerous Air: As California burns, America breathes toxic smoke | Jefferson Public Radio | October 2, 2021

Wildfires have worsened Fresno’s bad air quality. Here’s what the experts say to do | The Fresno Bee | October 1, 2021

Climate Change Makes Megafires Like Caldor Fire In Lake Tahoe ‘Worse’ | Capital Public Radio News | September 3, 2021

California's Wildfire Problem Could Be Solved by a Few Legal Changes | TIME | August 26, 2021

Can a Covid Mask Protect Me From Wildfire Smoke? | The New York Times | August 15, 2021

When Will The Dixie Fire Be Contained? Wildfire Could Burn Until Winter Rain Arrives | Newsweek | August 13, 2021

Wildfires Highlight What’s ‘Gone Wrong’ in Pollution Mitigation | Bloomberg Law | August 11, 2021

California's Dixie Fire casts pall of noxious smoke 1000 miles from flames | The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2021

The Dixie fire is now California’s second biggest wildfire, and it’s not over yet | Quartz | August 8, 2021

Plumes of Smoke From Fires in the North American West Stretch Across the Continent | Smithsonian Magazine | July 27, 2021

More 'good fire' could help California control future catastrophes | National Geographic | July 27, 2021

Wildfire smoke blowing across the U.S. is more toxic than we thought | National Geographic | July 23, 2021

Power lines and high winds ignite southern California's deadliest fires, study finds | The Mercury News | July 22, 2021

Wildfire smoke can increase hazardous toxic metals in air, study finds | The Guardian | July 21, 2021

What Northern California can learn from study of deadly Southern California wildfires | The Mercury News | July 21, 2021

Much of the American West is on fire. Again | Mic | July 19, 2021

Struvite recovered from wastewater could be used to suppress wildfires | Chemistry World | July 14, 2021

Forecasting wildfires: Scientists mapping fuel sources around Bay Area | KRON | July 7, 2021

As July 4 approaches, extreme drought and heat pose wildfire risk in the West |The Hill | July 2, 2021

How should the US prepare for another intense wildfire season? | Aljazeera | June 29, 2021

As the West begins to burn, Biden to talk wildfires with Newsom and other governors | Los Angeles Times | June 29, 2021

California wildfires: Fighting bigger blazes with Silicon Valley technology | The Mercury News | June 27, 2021

New fire retardant requires one-time treatment to provide protection for entire fire season | ABC7 | June 25, 2021

‘Forever War’ With Fire Has California Battling Forests Instead | Bloomberg Green | June 19, 2021

Heat wave raises fears western U.S. states could face severe fire season | The Washington Post | June 18, 2021

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