wildfires

Jenni Evans sitting in front of a microphone
Anne Danahy / WPSU

Wildfires continue to burn in parts of Australia. So far, more than 30 people have died and about 41,000 square miles have been burned. It’s estimated that hundreds of millions of animals have perished. WPSU’s Anne Danahy spoke about the fires with Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science at Penn State and 2019 president of the American Meteorological Society.

From left to right, Joe Polaski, John Hecker and Larry Bickel, officials from the Moshannon Forest District, gather around the alidade, an instrument used to help personnel staffing lookout towers pinpoint the location of wildfires.
Amy Sisk / Stateimpact Pennsylvania

John Hecker pointed out the window of the truck as it passed oak, maple and birch trees in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Up ahead was a fork in the road.