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California Needs Forests to Fight Climate Change, but They Are Going up in Smoke | Top News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California’s record wildfires pose a problem for the state’s plan to use its forests to help offset climate-warming emissions. It is unclear how much California’s plan…

On the front lines of California’s fires: Smoke, chaos and comrades in arms

A member of the Carson Hotshots works a fireline at the Slater Fire in Northern California. USFS/Carson Hotshots/H. Kligman With unprecedented fires burning millions of acres across the Western US the…

Wildfire smoke slashes solar energy production in California

By Harshith Aranya and Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Smoke from wildfires in California slashed the state’s solar energy by nearly a third earlier this month because miniscule airborne…

NASA observations aid efforts to track California’s wildfire smoke from space

On Aug. 31, MODIS detected several hotspots in the August Complex Fire in California, as well as several other actively burning areas to the north, west, and south. Credit: R.…

Smoke traveling from western wildfires spreads bad air quality across the US

Devastating wildfires across the Western United States has sent smoke traveling across the country and even into Europe. With that smoke comes bad air quality, not just for those near…

Thermal Imaging Technology Helps Firefighters See Through Smoke

Heat from Oregon wildfires are detected and visualized on a monitor inside a plane using infrared thermal imaging technology. Credit: Kate Kaye Wildfires are still raging out west, and states…

Extreme wildfires turn smoke apps into the new weather apps

Credit: CC0 Public Domain For weeks, smoke has blanketed the west coast. The Bay Area has seen a vast improvement in the past few days, but terrible air lingers in…

Seeing through smoke: How FLIR’s thermal imaging tech helps assess Oregon’s wildfires from above

To monitor wildfire activity, Cole Lindsay, an Oregon Department of Forestry multi-mission aircraft operator, views images using data from a short-wave infrared camera. (Kate Kaye Photos) Cole Lindsay was nearly…

Satellite images show what happens when wildfire smoke meets hurricanes

(Images courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory) The catastrophic wildfires on the West Coast have generated an enormous amount of smoke that have darkened skies across the Bay Area and ruined…

Satellite images show Western fires producing massive clouds of smoke, pollutants

Satellite images taken of the historic wildfires in the West show the shocking amount of smoke and other pollutants affecting areas beyond where the fires are furiously burning. At least…