US wildfire season to be three weeks longer, twice as smoky by 2050: Study

A recent study by Harvard University researchers point towards a worsened scenario for the US wildfire season which is expected to turn even smokier and prolonged as a result of climate change.

US wildfires force evacuation of 1,000 homes

Fire crews in New Mexico fought two growing wild blazes that have driven people from their homes and scorched thousands of acres, while a shift in the wind prompted evacuation calls for more than 1,000 homes in California.