Tag: fire

Book review: Fire: A Brief History (Second Edition) by Stephen J. Pyne

This book review was written by Annika Spenger, one of the students in the Environmental Studies Certificate Program at the Rachel Carson Center. By Annika Spenger “We are truly a species touched by fire” (p. 24)—Stephen J. Pyne’s book Fire: A Brief History focuses… Continue Reading “Book review: Fire: A Brief History (Second Edition) by Stephen J. Pyne”

Fundraising Appeal: Catastrophic Fires around Lake Baikal, Siberia

by David Moon, Lead Investigator, Leverhulme International Network, Exploring Russia’s Environmental History and Natural Resources The pristine taiga forests surrounding Lake Baikal in Siberia—the world’s largest freshwater lake—have been hit by catastrophic fires during a heatwave this summer. The fires are now getting out of control… Continue Reading “Fundraising Appeal: Catastrophic Fires around Lake Baikal, Siberia”