Human-caused fires cause 20,000 premature deaths a year

Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analyzed the impact of smoke particles on air quality in the United States and found that human-caused fires account for more than 67% of small particles of smoke, called PM2.5, in the country. These particles degrade air quality, causing respiratory diseases and premature deaths. Fire activity is rising … Read more