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Coverage of forest fires since September 10, 2023.

Eby pledges $86M for forest firefighting, housing and cancer care

"...He said the government would be moving forward with a task force to examine this year’s forest fires, some of which are still burning as people remain under evacuation orders. He told the crowd civil servants would be embedded with the independent review, and that those people would ensure any findings are implemented immediately in preparation for the 2024 fire season..."


Rogers to use IoT in early detection of forest fires

"...The new approach to forest fire detection comes out of research Rogers has been doing in partnership with the University of BC on Internet of Things applications on 5G networks..."


Wildfire economic damage to B.C. tourism still being counted: minister

"...Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport says interest in B. C. as a tourism destination far exceeds any reputational losses caused by this year’s wildfire season..."


Green candidate in the running for Kelowna-Lake Country-Coldstream

"...“The current government is disappointing British Columbians over and over again, from failing to implement the Old Growth Strategic Review recommendations, to continuing to ignore DRIPA to pursue Site C. We need leadership that is focused on action, rather than talking, and collaboration, rather than fighting. The Okanagan needs a bold climate leader to better safeguard our citizens against forest fires, drought and food insecurity with aggressive legislative reform..."


Samaritan’s sift through wildfire ashes in Shuswap

"...Almost 180 homes were damaged or destroyed by the wildfires. At one point, more than 10,000 residents were evacuated from Scotch Creek and the Little Shuswap First Nation..."


Winds pick up, power outages mount as hurricane Lee heads for Atlantic Canada

"...“We’re from out West and we don’t get hurricanes,” said Jerry Osborn, who is from Calgary. He was travelling with his friend, Clay Carlson, who is from Campbell River, B. C..."


Saint Andrews mayor says residents remain calm ahead of storm

"...He adds as the storm moves up the Bay of Fundy, if the wind hits during a high tide, that could cause problems with erosion situations and washout flooding in areas like Market Square..."


Opinions on Housing and Climate: Do Canadians Want a Climate-Centred Fix to Housing?

"...In recent months, Canadians across the country have felt the effects of climate related events (e. g. , forest fires, floods, extreme heat, high winds) as well as ongoing challenges associated with housing affordability (e..."


Radio Canada: Impacts of wildfires on migratory birds concern Nature Canada Nature Canada

"...Forest fires prevented Nature Canada’s specialists from carrying out field work to study migratory birds. Photo: Radio-Canada / Daniel Coulombe..."


Conservation Starts in the Classroom: How Aldergrove Students Are Supporting Salmon Habitat

"...“With the heat dome, increasing forest fires, and atmospheric rivers, the kids find that it has negatively impacted their families and the things they can do (camping, travelling, etc. )… They understand that climate change and human activities are having a detrimental affect on salmon habitat. ” recalled Davidson, “A lot of kids are saddened by what we are doing to the environment and can’t understand why we do what we do..."


Okanagan firefighters reflect on 9/11 losses against charred wildfire backdrop

"...First responders wore forestry gear to honour those who lost their lives this year in forest fire accidents and everyone who lost their lives on 9/11..."


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Recent episodes that mention forest fires.

RealAg Radio, May 25: Lambing season, seeding progress, and the impact of forest fire smoke

Duration: 55:36

"...Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of RealAg Radio Farmer Rapid Fire brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada..."


B.C. farmers planning for the future with flood recovery rebuild

Duration: 6:54

"...Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia, Lana Popham, says the province is enjoying a relatively good growing season this year, in spite of the disaster that was last summer of forest fires across much of the province and fall flooding in the Fraser Valley..."


Dr Hugh Safford | Forest Fires & Conservation

Duration: 51:13

"...Dr Hugh Safford is a Regional Ecologist for the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region and Research Faculty at the University of California-Davis.  ..."


Researching Forest Fires (Natural Elements)

Duration: 8:42

"...Managing forest fires is all about balancing the good and the bad..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about forest fires.

Climate change? Without me! | DW Documentary (climate change documentary)

"...Record heat, forest fires, drought — global warming is increasingly noticeable in Europe too..."


The EU climate deal | DW Documentary

"...We are already experiencing more heat waves, forest fires and flooding..."


What are cumulative effects?

"...Pollutants from urban runoff, like oil and gas, that might have spilled or dripped on the road..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about forest fires relevant to the latest news.

Anthropogenic Impacts on Forest Ecosystems Using Remotely Sensed Data

"...NDVI has been extensively used to study land use and land cover changes, agricultural drought analysis, forest fire analysis, and climate change detection..."


Wildfire national carbon accounting: how natural and anthropogenic landscape fires emissions are treated in the 2020 Australian

"...Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting of emissions from land use, land-use change, and forestry necessarily involves consideration of landscape fire..."


"...Forest fire is one of the main issues of forest ecosystems around the world which has resulted in loss of biodiversity, forest degradation, soil erosion, and greenhouse gas emission..."


FogFire: fog assisted IoT enabled forest fire management

"...Forest fire disturbs the balance of the earth?s ecological system, increases global warming, flood, drought and decreases the oxygen level..."


A modularity total environment network model for sustainable forest transportation

"...Forest road network planning and development is important in providing accessibility to remote forest areas for timber harvesting, transportation to markets, and recreational activities, as well as preventing environmental degradation, soil erosion, water pollution, and an increased risk of forest fires and wildlife habitat fragmentation..."


Forest Fire Detection Using Satellite Images

"...Along with deforestation, forest fire has a major impact..."


Wildfire economic impact assessment: an empirical model-based investigation for Greek agriculture

"...More specifically, the rectified use of aerial means, the well-educated and efficient employees, as well as advanced infrastructure in terms of water tanks and wildfires zones construction can be a few of the measures aiming at the limitation of the wildfires occurrence and their adequate management aiming at the restriction of their destructive economic effects in rural regions..."


Preventing Wildfires from Our Phones: A Communitarian Participation Mobile App to the Portuguese Context

"...Forest fires have caused devastating social and economic damage in the forest-dependent regions of Portugal..."


"...We argue that such knowledge is crucial in order to identify critical factors and opportunities which can aid in improving factor selection and forest fire management..."


Machine learning based forest fire susceptibility assessment of Manavgat district (Antalya), Turkey

"...Forest fire inventory data were obtained from the General Directorate of Forestry..."


Dynamics of mediterranean pine forests reforested after fires

"...Forest fires are frequent under a Mediterranean climate and have shaped the landscape of the region but are currently altered by human action and climate change..."


Further Resources

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FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.