A study finds worsening wildfires and flooding part of ‘new reality’ driven by climate change

A study led by former U of A professor Michael Flannigan with postdoctoral fellow Sean Coogan (Renewable Resources) and Natural Resources Canada found that eight of the worst wildfire weather years the world has ever recorded happened in the past decade.

Sensor can help detect when firefighters’ protective clothing is no longer safe

Firefighters risk their lives battling blazes, and aging protective gear can put them at even greater risk. Patricia Dolez (Human Ecology) is working with industry to reduce that risk with a sensor that can detect the gradual breakdown in garments from exposure to heat, moisture and…