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Drones, ATVs hamper B.C.'s wildfire fighting efforts during record-breaking season

Drones, ATVs hamper B.C.'s wildfire fighting efforts during record-breaking season

Firefighters battling hundreds of blazes in British Columbia say they've been facing more than the usual obstacles when "irresponsible" members of the public interfere with operations.
Hot, dry weather makes for bleak summer fire forecast

Hot, dry weather makes for bleak summer fire forecast

"The models do not look terrific for the rest of the summer," said Cliff Chapman, director of operations at BC Wildfire Service.

As the planet warms, scientists worry that cases of infectious diseases could spike

NEW YORK (AP) — People around the world are living longer, healthier lives than they were just half a century ago. Climate change threatens to undo that progress.
Boy who died from asthma amid wildfire smoke is 'face of climate crisis,' doctor says

Boy who died from asthma amid wildfire smoke is 'face of climate crisis,' doctor says

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says a nine-year-old B.C. boy who died from asthma exacerbated by wildfire smoke is the face of the climate crisis in Canada.
Opinion: Predicting and planning for forest fires requires modelling of many complex, interrelated factors

Opinion: Predicting and planning for forest fires requires modelling of many complex, interrelated factors

Modelling forest fires and forecasting fire behaviour is a complex endeavour.
BC Coroner issues safety alert over wildfire smoke after child's death

BC Coroner issues safety alert over wildfire smoke after child's death

VICTORIA — British Columbia's coroner has issued a public safety bulletin about wildfire smoke, saying the death of a nine-year-old boy had been "confirmed by his parents" to have been related to a medical condition aggravated by the smoke.
2023 has become B.C.'s worst ever wildfire season

2023 has become B.C.'s worst ever wildfire season

The four worst seasons in B.C.'s history have all come in the last six years.
First troops in B.C. for wildfire fight, as helicopters and Hercules plane readied

First troops in B.C. for wildfire fight, as helicopters and Hercules plane readied

The Canadian Armed Forces says the first troops to help in British Columbia's wildfire fight have arrived in the province, with more soldiers, helicopters and a Hercules plane poised for deployment.
'Aggressive' wildfire shuts B.C. highway as military and officials set to meet

'Aggressive' wildfire shuts B.C. highway as military and officials set to meet

The BC Wildfire Service says an "aggressive" fire that exploded in size over the weekend has cut off a highway on the central coast, while more than a dozen new blazes have been sparked since Sunday.
Why does lightning strike? And answers to 50 other weather question

Why does lightning strike? And answers to 50 other weather question

Our modern ability to forecast the weather came about during the Cold War.