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 →
Some of the world's largest and most iconic trees are in the path of major wildfires.
Devastating wildfires laid waste to miles of land around California's scenic wine country.
As much of the U.S. West is experiencing wildfires, learn how these blazes can affect your health.
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