As flames rip through Alberta, we look at how putting out small fires can help to fuel increasingly catastrophic events as our climate gets hotter and drier

By dousing small, regular fires, forest managers are creating the conditions for cataclysmic events, scientists have said.

Fires in temperate forests are generally increasing in size and area. This is partly because of climate change. Fire seasons in many parts of the world are getting longer and drier.

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Source: Guardian Environment