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Alaska volcano's weeklong eruption eases after spewing another massive ash cloud

Alaska volcano's weeklong eruption eases after spewing another massive ash cloud

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ongoing eruption of a remote volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands produced an ash cloud so large Tuesday that warnings were sent to pilots about potentially dangerous conditions.
B.C.'s wildfire season is most destructive on record and hasn't peaked yet: minister

B.C.'s wildfire season is most destructive on record and hasn't peaked yet: minister

VANCOUVER — British Columbia hasn't yet hit the "peak" of its wildfire season, but it has already broken the record for the total area burned in a year, the province's minister of emergency management said.
British Columbia's record-breaking wildfire season, by the numbers

British Columbia's record-breaking wildfire season, by the numbers

British Columbia's wildfire season is now the most destructive on record, with about 14,000 square kilometres of the province burned, surpassing the previous high of 13,543 square kilometres set in 2018.
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.