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.
Residents are worried about radioactivity from a nearby Superfund site.
Feces from wild reindeer contains flame retardants, according to a new study on reindeer living in the Arctic.
Inhaling toxic fumes from cooking fires and kerosene lamps prematurely kills 3 million people a year — more than malaria and HIV combined.
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.
Rampant wildfires in Indonesia are destroying many of the world's few remaining natural habitats for endangered orangutans.
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?
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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