Authorities in Mexico City declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday after pollution reached potentially hazardous levels.
The photographer lets soil the texture of dry sand slip through his fingers at a farmer's field on April 25th, 2019, near Liebenwalde, Germany.
New farm bill provisions would eliminate environmental protections for forest management, without addressing the wildfires' biggest driver: climate change.
Studies show that removing trees actually make fires more intense, wreaking further havoc on both human and wildlife habitat.
A ruined view following a wildfire affects property values, but only because it's a painful reminder of risk, economists find.
As wildfires burn longer and fiercer, doctors are trying to work out how today's smoke will affect tomorrow's health.
Weather models continue to show absolutely no rainfall until December 30th at the earliest.
Experts are concerned about how rainfall could spread toxic chemicals and destabilize hillsides thus threatening to damage the region's water supply.
While it's widely acknowledged that forests can be useful for holding carbon, they release phenomenal amounts of greenhouse gases when they burn.