Tagged With Forest Fires

Earth is a spaceship, and the Amazon is a crucial part of our life-support system, creating up to 20% of our oxygen. Here's why we need the world's largest rainforest.


'Every year we have wildfires': Brazil's president insists fires in the Amazon are no worse than normal, as he sends the army to fight the blazes


More than 74,000 fires have been recorded in the Brazilian Amazon this year. Here's why that's a big deal.



Brazil has seen 100,000 fire alerts in 10 days, but it's not just the Amazon — one map shows how much of South America is burning


The blazes in the Amazon are so big they can be seen from space. One map shows the alarming scale of the fires.


The fires in the Amazon are the result of seasonal burning that farmers do every year. Here's why they have gotten so bad this summer.



Amazon fires created a smoke eclipse in the skies above Brazil's largest city, 2,000 miles away


The Amazon is burning at a rate not seen since we started keeping track. The smoke is reaching cities 2,000 miles away.


The 'lungs of the planet' are burning at a record rate. If too much of the Amazon disappears, that 'dieback' could turn the land into a savanna.


Trump said 'raking and cleaning' forests would prevent more devastating wildfires. But the government shutdown is stopping the Forest Service from doing just that.


Record heat is stoking wildfires in Europe — and it's setting off leftover bombs from World War II


This network of NASA satellites will change the way we fight forest fires



Fires are spreading like crazy in Alaska and scientists are concerned


It may be freezing out now but 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history --  and it had devastating effects


The Amazon Is Burning


Mysterious 'Day Of Darkness' Plunged New England Into Night At Noon On This Day In 1780