Wildfire smoke is loaded with microbes. Is that harmful?

Enlarge (credit score: NOAA) In case you’re unlucky sufficient to breathe wildfire smoke, you’re getting a lungful of charred plant materials, noxious gases, and—if the hearth tore by way of… Read more

SpaceX Starlink brings Web to emergency responders in wildfire areas

Enlarge / A Starlink person terminal and wildfire-devastated areas seen in photographs shared by Washington State’s Emergency Administration Division. (credit score: Washington Emergency Administration Division) SpaceX Starlink is offering Web… Read more

A California wildfire practically destroyed the historic Lick observatory

Enlarge / Lick Observatory (credit score: Invoice Dally | Getty Pictures) On the morning of Sunday, August 16, freak summer time thunderstorms rolled into the Bay Space, peppering the ultra-dry… Read more