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Human-Sparked Fires Smaller, Less Intense, but More Frequent with Longer Seasons
January 20, 2020

Fires started by people have steadily increased in recent decades—sparking a major shift in U.S.

An Interview from Antarctica
January 17, 2020

From October 2018 to August 2019, CIRES research assistant Zimu Li was in the unforgiving, frozen landscape of Antarctica.

Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Production Sites Visible from Space
January 15, 2020

Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend: a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide, for example, and a more-than-doubling of the amount of gas flared into the atmosphere.