Fire

Climate change-induced heatwaves trigger Arctic wildfires, which then release carbon dioxide and pollutants into the atmosphere

The Arctic Is Experiencing Its Worst Wildfire Season on Record

Arctic infernos released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide—the equivalent of Sweden’s total annual emissions—into the atmosphere in June alone

Firefighters work to stop the blaze that broke out the backlot at Universal in 2008.

Universal Music Group Claimed No Master Recording Burned in 2008 Blaze. New Report Estimates Hundreds of Thousands Did

Explosive allegations in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> claim 500,000 one-of-a-kind master recordings were destroyed in Universal Fire

A police boat cruises along the River Seine past the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, which was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15, and which is under repair, on May 20, 2019.

France’s Senate Requires That Notre-Dame’s Iconic Spire Be Rebuilt 'Exactly as It Was'

The bill contradicts an earlier call for proposals to replace the fallen tower with a more modern aesthetic

Engineer Says Notre-Dame Is Vulnerable to High Winds

Models show damage to the roof vaults have cut the structure's wind resistance by over half

Lead curator Tom Joyce traveled to Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, the Republic of Bénin and Togo (above: blacksmiths Kao Kossi and Ide Essozimna) to conduct research, film a half-dozen videos and help amass the 225 objects in the show.

How Blacksmiths Forged a Powerful Status Across the Continent of Africa

Iron tools, weapons, musical instruments and sculptures tell a tale of centuries of the craft’s influence

The scene after a fire at Ashdown Forest in East Sussex

Fire Tore Through the Forest That Inspired Winnie the Pooh’s ‘Hundred Acre Wood’

Officials are confident England's Ashdown Forest will recover from the blaze

Authorities Are Looking for the Suspect Who Started a Fire at the National Archives

An exterior wall of the building sustained some damage, but no one was harmed by the flames

The insects do not have lungs, so smoke does not pose the same risk as it does to some other animals.

Honey Bees on Notre-Dame’s Roof Survived the Fire

The three hives are located on a roof above the sacristy—around 100 feet below the cathedral's damaged main roof

Flowers are laid on a bridge in front of the Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral in Paris.

Five Things We’ve Learned in the Aftermath of the Notre-Dame Fire

Here's how France is rebuilding in the wake of the disaster

Entrance to the RioZoo

Trove of 30,000 Artifacts Found at RioZoo to Be Given to Fire-Ravaged National Museum

The artifacts date back to Brazil’s imperial period

The cathedral as Victor Hugo would have seen it when he wrote The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' Shoots to Top of France’s Best Seller Lists

Victor Hugo wrote his famed novel at a time when the cathedral was in crisis

Palestinians gather to perform the Friday prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem

A Small Fire Broke Out at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque as Flames Ravaged Notre-Dame

The blaze left the Islamic holy site largely untouched, damaging a single mobile guard booth

Religious artifacts saved from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral stored in a room of the Paris City Hall on April 16.

What Happened to Notre-Dame’s Precious Art and Artifacts?

Officials say the ‘main works of art’ were saved. But others have been lost or seriously damaged

A trio of air conditioners failed to meet manufacturer recommendations regarding the use of separate circuit breakers and grounding devices

A Faulty Air Conditioning Unit Sparked the Brazil National Museum Fire

The September 2018 blaze destroyed the 200-year-old building and reduced the majority of its 20-million artifact collection to ash

The Holy Fire at Lake Elsinore, California, when only about five percent of the fire was contained, August 9, 2018.

Untangling the Physics Behind Drifting Embers, 'Firenadoes' and Other Wildfire Phenomena

Fires can leap rapidly from building to building and even cause extreme weather events such as pyrocumulonimbus storm clouds

The September 2018 blaze destroyed the majority of the Brazilian museum's more than 20 million artifacts

Around 2,000 Artifacts Have Been Saved From the Ruins of Brazil’s National Museum Fire

Meanwhile, search attempts, which are expected to last through the end of 2019, continue

When the sun sets on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year celebrations, hundreds brave the freezing February temperatures to see the display.

To Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Chinese Blacksmiths Turn Molten Metal Into Fireworks

Dubbed the "poor man's fireworks," the spectacular pyrotechnic display is a 500-year ritual in Nuanquan, China

Google Virtual Tour Preserves Collections Destroyed in Brazil Museum Fire

Back in 2016, the tech giant had begun working to digitize the museum’s collections

In 1911, demonstrators protested following the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City.

Why the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Makes for a Complicated History

Charged with manslaughter, the owners were acquitted in December 1911. A Smithsonian curator reexamines the labor and business practices of the era

Forty Years Ago, 12.6 Million Feet of History Went Up in Smoke

Remembering the fire at a National Archives film vault that destroyed years worth of flammable nitrate film newsreels

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