forest fires

Dry conditions in the Amazon can cause severe fires that threaten wildlife like sloths

Intense Fires Threaten the Amazon

El Niño Could Exacerbate Fires Although the dry season is a natural occurrence which begins every June and runs through the end of the year, El Niño has reduced Amazon …

Chris Wright (Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge) burns a portion of the north fireline on a prescribed fire of Mt. Longleaf NWR in Alabama.  Photo by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region's Photostream

Not All Forest Fires Are Created Equal

The public nowadays has a negative perception and misunderstanding of forest fires, believing that fires should be kept out of every type of forest. Many of us can recall Smoky the Bear’s …

Downtown Seattle skyline on clear day and a day hazy due to Central WA wildfire

Hot and Hazy: Central Washington Wildfires Muddle the Puget Sound Skyline

Smoke from Central Washington wildfires is dimming the horizon throughout Washington today, obscuring the crispness that is so common on a sunny summer day in Seattle. It also raises air quality …

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Rafting in Colorado After the Fire

Rafting on a popular Colorado river gives an NWF staff person a first-person view of the fire’s impacts.

(NWF Photo by Judith Kohler)

Fallout from Wildfire, Erosion Expected to Plague Colorado River and…

Forest after a fire in Santiam Pass Summit, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Frozen Forest

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NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global Warming

Wildfires are much in the news this week.  Studies show they are more frequent, larger and they are burning hotter. This is largely bad news for wildlife. But, when you …

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