About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

Reader Interactions


  1. Larry Dunham says

    Very good reporting on a frightening situation. Over 400 active wildfires in Alberta, Eastern Quebec and Nova Scotia as on today, June 6 – about 200 considered. ‘Out of Control’. This is early June! If climate change (global warming) doesn’t interest you yet, please smell the smoke while you smell your coffee. It’s wake up time for all of us.

    • Dawn says

      The people of Quebec are saying that it hasn’t been dry, it’s still cold and they are still getting frost. If you’ve seen pictures of the smoke it’s black. Forests don’t burn black…but oil does. It’s not climate change.

  2. John Jongen says

    According to ‘AirNow’ interactive mapping, Western NY is in a red allert situation of particulate emmissions from wildfires in Quebec and ADK. We cannot wait til ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ to douse our backyard bbq and campfires everywhere.

  3. Dan S. says

    The black smoke is from the pine tar from the trees !
    Mother nature when dry conditions are present in the deep woods !
    Fire can spread at a rapid pace with a little head wind ? Beware !

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