A disturbing glimpse of Australia's wildfires as seen from space

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield has snapped a series of images that capture the scale and devastation of wildfires that are currently blazing through parts of Australia. The bushfires, which have been burning since Friday, are being fueled by record high temperatures. And in fact, Australian… » 1/09/13 6:40am 1/09/13 6:40am

Over a million acres of the United States are on fire right now

The National Interagency Fire Center is reporting that the United States has established a new record for most acreage burned by wildfires as of this date. The previous record, which was set in 2006, also occurred during a megadrought year. » 8/21/12 10:28am 8/21/12 10:28am

Map Reveals That Wildfires Release As Much Energy As Nuclear Power…

If we've learned anything from the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado, it's that major wildfires are devastatingly powerful. They're so intense, in fact, that their energy output can actually be represented in terms of nuclear power plant output. Now, data visualization wizard John Nelson has done exactly that. » 7/17/12 3:17pm 7/17/12 3:17pm