The Story Behind Wildfires

MUSE July-August 2019. Gripping stories, climate context, cool firefighting tech, and the surprising benefits of some fires.

MUSE July-August 2019

The wildfires that occur across America are a serious and scary subject but it’s just as important to understand why and how wildfires happen and what we can do to help prevent them.


This edition of MUSE Magazine explores the fundamentals of fire—from how they get started, how they affect our environment and us, and those who are working to keep them under control and put them out. You and your children will discover how animals can help prevent the spread of wildfires, what role robots and technology play, meet creatures who actually enjoy the hot climates, and understand how even oceans can suffer from wildfires. Vital fire safety tips can be found including ways you help curb the start and spread of fires and what to do if you find yourself in a situation where you are affected.



Enjoy features including:

  • Fire Danger by Alice Andre-Clark
  • The New Normal by Jeanne Miller
  • Bots vs. Blazes by Kathryn Hulick
  • Animal Firefighters to the Rescue by Sonja Cole
  • Some Like It Hot by Charles C. Hofer
  • Oceans Under Fire by Eser Yilmaz

Regular features include Parallel U, Muse Mail, Muse News, Hands-on, Photo Op, Science @ Work, Q&A, Do the Math, Your Tech, Contest, and Last Slice.