California wildfires are huge this year, but not deadliest

With months still to go in California’s fire season, the state has already shattered records for the amount of land scorched in a single year — more than 4 million acres to date, with one blaze alone surpassing the 1 million acre mark. Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.

Wildfires, logging affect fungi pine forests depend on for survival, studies show

Disturbances can hit Alberta’s lodgepole pine forests hard—including life under the soil, which can stress forests and make it tougher for pine seedlings to regenerate, said Jean Rodriguez Ramos, a PhD candidate in Renewable Resources at the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences