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Western wildfire smoke triggers East Coast haze, brilliant sunsets

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Updated 7:09 am CDT, Thursday, September 17, 2020 As the red sun colored by Western wildfires rises, a bird joins another on top of a light post near Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP) less As the red sun…

Wildfire smoke brings haze, vibrant sundowns to East Coast

SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressSep. 16, 2020Updated: Sep. 17, 2020 12:55 a.m. 1of9Traffic flows on Townline Road as a hazy sun sets in Vernon Hills, Ill,, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States has now blanket much of the county along with parts of Mexico and Canada, as residents…

Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Illness

Since mid-August, wildfires have spewed smoke into California, Oregon, and Washington. In one month, fires in California alone have scorched 3.1 million acres — an area larger than the state of Connecticut. The smoke is now spreading across the United States and intermittently making the air unhealthy for much of the western US, according to…

The Western Wildfire Calamity Looks as Bad From Space as on the Ground– Maybe Worse

If you've seen those daytime photos and videos of San Francisco in dark shadow under a horrific orange sky, you probably know by now that the wildfire cataclysm in the U.S. West is giving the dark imaginings of science fiction writers a run for the money.The impact of these fires looks like nothing I've ever…

Why Ashes and Wildfire Ash Are Very Various Hazards

The western United States is on fire. Large swaths of Oregon, California and Washington have massive wildfires burning over millions of across. The immediate threat to people is the fire itself — we need people to evacuate when the order is given so they can stay out of harm's way. However, the larger hazard might…

California wildfire survivors mourn devastation: “It injures more this time”

At least 19 people have died in California, Washington and Oregon as historic wildfires ravage the West, scorching millions of acres and forcing thousands of people to evacuate. An official in Oregon said the state is preparing for a "mass fatality incident" as the fires continue. People who made it out have harrowing stories to tell, CBS News'…

What remains in Wildfire Smoke, and Why Is It So Bad for Your Lungs?

If I dare to give the coronavirus credit for anything, I would say it has made people more conscious of the air they breathe. A friend texted me recently after going for a jog in the foothills near Boise, Idaho, writing: “My lungs are burning … explain what’s happening!!!” A wildfire was burning to the…

Largest wildfire in California history grows to 750,000 acres

The largest wildfire in California history grew even bigger as it merged with another to create a 746,607 behemoth that is raging through two national forests, authorities said Friday.The August Complex Fire at 472,185 acres merged this week with the Elkhorn Fire, which has burned more than 255,000-acres, said officials with the U.S. Forest Service.…

California wildfire traps campers in national park

Dozens of people were trapped by a wildfire Saturday at a campground in Northern California, where they were forced to shelter in place as the blaze raged nearby, authorities said.The 36,000-acre Creek Fire kept about 150 people at Mammoth Pool Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest, the Madera County Sheriff's Office tweeted. Ten people were…

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s Scandal Week

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