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May 4, 2016 01:40 AM ET // AFP
The 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town late Tuesday as a monster wildfire swept through the oil sands region, in Alberta province's largest ever evacuation.
Feb 18, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Residents are worried about radioactivity from a nearby Superfund site.
Dec 18, 2015 02:05 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Feces from wild reindeer contains flame retardants, according to a new study on reindeer living in the Arctic.
Nov 20, 2015 03:26 AM ET
Inhaling toxic fumes from cooking fires and kerosene lamps prematurely kills 3 million people a year — more than malaria and HIV combined.
Nov 10, 2015 11:36 AM ET
Is there an evolutionary reason why we seem to prefer a nice hot meal to something cold? Why, yes, there is! And it has to do with the birth of fire, and the energy boost we got from cooking our food.
Nov 10, 2015 04:10 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
Rampant wildfires in Indonesia are destroying many of the world's few remaining natural habitats for endangered orangutans.
Nov 4, 2015 11:44 AM ET
Right this second, as we type and you read, there are fires burning underground all over the globe. They're a smoky mess and can render useless large tracts of land. We didn't start these fires, but can we put them out?
Sep 16, 2015 03:34 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Although The Sacred Camel Gardens were burned nearly to the ground in a California wildfire this week, animals there managed to survive the disaster. Continue reading →
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