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Penn State study offers more accurate smoke pollution estimates

The Penn State team instead put together a measurement system including the more-broad smoke forecasts from NOAA and hourly data from on-the-ground sensors.

By Katie Knol

Updated: August 16, 2023 | 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania’s Task Force 1 members deployed to Maui amid wildfires

For more than a week, Maui has been enduring devastating wildfires, which now rank among the deadliest in United States history
By Ben Wasserstein/WITF

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Pennsylvania officials warn seasonal fire risks are on the rise this Spring

The greatest dangers occur during the spring months of March, April and May

By Ed Arke/WITF

Prescribed fires are backed by science. But shifts in climate patterns could make them more challenging

One tool meant to prevent the onset of wildfires in dying forests is a prescribed burn.

By Adriana Delagarza

Federal firefighters waiting for pay raises they hope will help fill their ranks

Federal wildland firefighters have entered another fire summer of broken records.