October 1, 2020

The latest maps from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center show where October 2020 is forecast to be much hotter and drier than average in the U.S. It's not a great outlook for the wildfire-affected West.

August 26, 2020

Hundreds of wildfires burned through over one million acres of land in California in less than two weeks in August. The resulting smoke has not only worsened air quality across the state but spread across the country.

August 20, 2020

Wildfires across Colorado during summer 2020 has led to the shutdown of the major thoroughfare across the state and billowed smoke for hundreds of miles.

October 17, 2019

If you missed our August 29 tweet chat, here's the transcript. Read what the fire and smoke experts had to say about the FIREX-AQ field campaign and its mission to study what's in the smoke from wildfires and agricultural burning. 

November 16, 2018

Hot, dry and windy weather helped create the conditions needed for wildfires to explode in northern and southern California in November 2018. 

A smoky wildfire burning in Boise National Forest, Idaho.
September 6, 2018

Wildfires are burning larger and more intensely than before, emitting smoke that poses a health risk to people. FIREX will provide information about what chemicals smoke emits in order to keep people healthy. 

July 27, 2018

Strong winds whipped wildfires into a frenzy near Athens, Greece, during the end of July, leading to one of the worst wildfire tragedies in the country's history.

June 18, 2018

Exceptional drought in preceding months primed southern Colorado forests for wildfire in mid-June 2018.

April 24, 2018

Extremely dry and windy conditions helped rapidly grow and spread wildfires across Oklahoma in April 2018.

December 15, 2017

Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

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