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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 14, 2021 | Struvite recovered from wastewater could be used to suppress wildfires | Chemistry World | Craig Criddle and Eric Appel are cited

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

July 2, 2021 | As July 4 approaches, extreme drought and heat pose wildfire risk in the West |The Hill | Authored by Noah Diffenbaugh and Chris Field

June 29, 2021 | How should the US prepare for another intense wildfire season? | Aljazeera | Michael Wara and Chris Field are quoted

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

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

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

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

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

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