Millions of people breathe dangerous air as smoke from Canadian wildfires billows south over the United States

Millions of people breathe dangerous air as smoke from Canadian wildfires billows south over the United States

NEW YORK (AP) Smoke from Canadian wildfires has poured into the East Coast and Midwest of the United States Wednesday, blanketing both nations’ capitals in an unhealthy haze, grounding flights at major airports, postponing Major League Baseball games and prompting people to dig up the face masks of the pandemic era. Canadian officials have asked … Read more

Smoke from wildfires: Millions of people in North America face dangerous air quality, due to wildfires in Canada

The sun rises over a smoky New York City skyline.

More than 400 active wildfires erupted across Canada Tuesday night, according to authorities, exacerbating a wildfire season that has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, created a sense of anxiety across the country and triggered air quality alerts hundreds of miles south in the United States. The danger from wildfires, which in … Read more

Toxic smoke from Canadian wildfires could impact the health of millions of people in the United States

Toxic smoke from Canadian wildfires could impact the health of millions of people in the United States

Wildfires in the United States and Canada, fueled by record heat and drought, could seriously impact the health of millions. Smoke from wildfires in several Canadian provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, has led to air quality alerts in several Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Also, the fires in Michigan and New Jersey they … Read more

A new study opens the door to hundreds of millions of habitable exoplanets

A new study opens the door to hundreds of millions of habitable exoplanets

In a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesa pair of researchers from the University of Florida (UF) examined the orbital eccentricities for exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars (M dwarfs) and determined that a third of them, which includes hundreds of millions in the entire Milky Way , could exist within … Read more