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Wildfire smoke can harm human health, even when the fire is burning hundreds of miles away

BY: - June 30, 2023

By Christopher T. Migliaccio, University of Montana Smoke from more than 100 wildfires burning across Canada has been rolling into North American cities far from the flames. New York City, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit each made the list of the most polluted cities in the world at times in May and June 2023 because […]

Wildfire smoke clouds the skyline on June 28, 2023, in Chicago. Chicago, Detroit and other parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes experienced poor air quality in June from wildfires in Canada, and by the last days of June it had encompassed some East Coast cities as well. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Summer wildfire threat could imperil unexpected US regions: the Northeast and Midwest

BY: - June 30, 2023

WASHINGTON β€” In a summer of drought, smoke and haze, wildfires could flare up in unusual locations in the United States over the next few months β€” including New England and the Midwest, according to federal forecasters. β€œThe predominant threat looks to be the Northeast, which is not normal,” said Jim Karels, the fire director […]