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.

Indigenous knowledge should inform COVID-19 recovery strategy, say Yukoners in top science journal

A team of Yukoners has published a letter in the prestigious academic journal Science, arguing that Indigenous principles and knowledge should inform a global strategy for recovering from the pandemic. Co-author Jared Gonet (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.

U of A wildfire expert to head up national research network

U of A wildfire scientist Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is the principal investigator for the NSERC Canadian Wildfire Strategic Network announced today. The new federal network will foster collaborative research aimed at making Canada more resilient to wildfires.