This map overlays the probability of burn severity in California’s northern coastal mountains, as forecasted in a UC Davis study, with burn perimeters of wildfires burning in September 2020. Credit: UC Davis From Berryessa to Klamath Mountains, High-Severity Burns Quadrupled During Warm Drought High-severity wildfires in northern coastal California have been […]

The Ice Age-era bear was found on the Lyakhovsky Islands in north-east Russia NORTH-EASTERN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY The immaculately preserved remains of an Ice Age-era bear have been unearthed by reindeer herders in the Russian Arctic, researchers have said. The bear was revealed by the melting permafrost on the Lyakhovsky Islands […]

A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quakes trembled southwest of Yellowstone Lake between Heart Lake and West Thumb. Although the area is one of the most seismically active regions in the […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People are starting almost all the wildfires that threaten U.S. homes, according to an innovative new analysis combining housing and wildfire data. Through activities like debris burning, equipment use and arson, humans were responsible for igniting 97% of home-threatening wildfires, a University of Colorado Boulder-led team […]

Californians woke up to an alien-looking sky this morning, Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Dense smoke and ash from the ongoing wildfires have been blown high into the upper atmosphere, blocking nearly all sunlight. This is due to extremely intense fire updrafts, according to climate scientist Daniel Swain. He said on Twitter that […]