Stories tagged: "wildfires"

People sought refuge in the ice-cold waters of the Peshtigo River to avoid certain death during the Peshtigo fire in October 1871. (Illustration by GJ Tisdale, via Peshtigo Fire Museum)
7 Things to Know About Wisconsin’s Peshtigo Fire of 1871

Wisconsin inferno 150 years ago remains America’s deadliest.

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Wisconsin Is Having Way More Wildfires Than Usual. Here’s Why.

Climate change plays a role in this year's unusually fiery Wisconsin wildfire season—but not in the way you might think.

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Why Those California Fires Probably Won’t Happen In Our Forest-Heavy Wisconsin

Local firefighters will still be needed out west where climate change is making the problems worse there, even as it gets wetter and hotter here.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden’s Plan for the Climate Is Focused on Clean Jobs. Trump Says ‘It Will Start Getting Cooler.’

Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.