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    Air Pollution Dog Blog — respiratory problems

    2021 California Wildfire Season Looks Extreme and Dangerous

    2021 California Wildfire Season Looks Extreme and Dangerous

    In California, raging wildfires seem to appear like clockwork every summer and fall, damaging property, claiming people's lives, and polluting the air we breathe. What was once traditionally the “wet season” is no longer immune from bouts of dangerous fire weather. California’s wildfire season is expanding, and weather changing climate is a leading cause.

    Wildfire Season in California 2021

    This week's unusually early Red Flag Warning is just a sign of things to come, according to California's top emergency and fire officials, who gathered for an event in the East Bay to kick of Wildfire Preparedness Week. With dry warm winds swirling above, California's top fire officials are sending a loud warning, that this upcoming fire season could quickly become the worst on record.

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    When Is California Fire Season this Year?

    When Is California Fire Season this Year?

    In the past, the California fire season was mainly from May through October. However, with climate change as a contributing factor, most recent disasters show that the season is beginning earlier and ending later each year, with some experts suggesting that the fire season in California is now year round.

    Here is what you need to know about the history and future of fire season in California:

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    Wildfire Smoke is up to 10X More Harmful than Other Air Pollution

    Wildfire Smoke is up to 10X More Harmful than Other Air Pollution

    Thick smoke from record wildfires covered Northern California last summer and fall. It turned the Bay Area skies an alien orange color, raising health concerns over a hazard that is increasing as temperatures continue to climb and poorly managed forests burn out of control each year across the West. more...

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    What You Need to Know About Wildfire Smoke for Your Pet

    What You Need to Know About Wildfire Smoke for Your Pet

    What is in wildfire smoke? With the increase in wildfire smoke along the West Coast people and pets need to consider the dangers of inhaling the smoke...but why? What is in the smoke?

    Watch this SciShow news about wildfire smoke to better understand the threat of smoke to you and your pets. If you have a dog then you know most dogs need to go outside to pee and poop several times a day. For this reason the K9 Mask® is available as an air filter mask to protect your dog from air pollution threats found in wildfire smoke. 

     

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    What is the Changing Risk and Burden of Wildfire in the United States?

    What is the Changing Risk and Burden of Wildfire in the United States?

    A new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is predicting a grim future for wildfires and the resulting toxic smoke. 

    Over the past four decades, burned area from wildfires has roughly quadrupled in the United States. This rapid growth has been driven by a number of factors, including the accumulation of fuels due to a legacy of fire suppression over the last century and a more recent increase in fuel aridity shown for the western United States), a trend which is expected to continue as the climate warms.

    These increases have happened parallel to a substantial rise in the number of houses in the wildland–urban interface (WUI). Using data on the universe of home locations across the United States and updated national land cover maps, we update earlier studies and estimate that there are now ∼49 million residential homes in the WUI, a number that has been increasing by roughly 350,000 houses per year over the last two decades. Read More...

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