Seven Failures that Contributed to Maui Fire Tragedy

Reviews are still underway as to what happened in Lahaina earlier this month, but everyday, more information emerges about the likely factors that led to the deaths of what expected to be hundreds of residents in Maui, including many children.

Search and recovery team members check charred buildings and cars in the aftermath of the Maui Fires in Lahaina, West Maui, Hawaii, August 17, 2023. Embattled officials in Hawaii who have been criticized for the lack of warnings as a deadly wildfire ripped through a town insisted on August 16 …

Bushfires Add to Pressure from Drought in China

Bushfires have reportedly engulfed “several mountains” in Chongqing, a municipality within southern China’s Sichuan province, in recent days, the Global Times reported on Monday, noting that the wildfires have merely exacerbated an ongoing heatwave and drought across most of China’s southern region that began in June.

HEJIANG, CHINA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter battles to contain the forest fire on the mountain on August 22, 2022 in Hejiang County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province of China. A total of 207 people have been evacuated and no casualties have been reported. (Photo by Liu Zhongjun/China News Service via …