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Aug. 21, 2015 — Sumatra's burning again and the El Nino event that is occurring this year is partially to blame for the proliferation of the ... read more

Trial by Fire: Wildfire Fighting Offers Lessons in Performing Well in Unpredictable Situations

July 22, 2015 — As continued drought and unusually high temperatures raise alarm over the severity of this year’s wildfire season in western states, a researcher’s study of wildland firefighting has uncovered ... read more

June 19, 2015 — The Lake Fire located in San Bernardino National Forest was reported just before 4:00 p.m. on June 17. The cause of the fire is still under ... read more

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to 'Smart' Fire Fighting

June 18, 2015 — A new report needed to develop advanced cyberphysical systems to greatly improve fire-protection and fire-fighting ... read more

How and Why Butterflies Survive Fires

June 12, 2015 — Deciding how often and when to use prescribed fire can be tricky, especially when managing for rare butterflies, scientists say. That realization stems from a new study in which researchers ... read more

Flames Fan Lasting Fallout from Chernobyl

May 21, 2015 — In the years following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, forest fires billowed plumes of contaminated smoke, carrying radioactive particles throughout Europe on the wind. Now, researchers fear ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The eastern diamondback rattlesnake has lost 97 percent of its habitat since Europeans first arrived in America. New research demonstrates the critical nature of one element of the diamondback's ... read more

May 13, 2015 — The result of a research a research study can lead to improved fire safety and evacuation safety of the mining personnel, investigators say. The most common form of subterranean fires is vehicle ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The impact of forest fires is becoming ever greater on the Iberian Peninsula and climate change is partly to blame. In order to evaluate the effect of an increase in temperatures, Spanish and ... read more

Forest Canopies Buffer Against Climate Change

Apr. 29, 2015 — Current models of how forests will respond to climate change don't account for differences between adult and juvenile trees. Recent research of forest landscape ecology, finds that climatic ... read more

Diversity of Habitat Needed Around Spotted Owl Reserves, Study Shows

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study shows that many bird species, including several of high conservation concern, aren't getting the habitat they need due to a focus on promoting California Spotted Owl habitat in the ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A new study quantifies the amount of carbon stored and released through California forests and wildlands. The results indicate that wildfires and deforestation are contributing more than expected to ... read more

Western Forests Decimated by Pine Beetles Not More Likely to Burn

Mar. 23, 2015 — Western US forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings that fly in the face of both public perception and ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — Land managers use prescribed burns to help prevent wildfires and protect the ecosystem. They prefer to burn every few years, but costs, liability and proximity to development prevent them from ... read more

Post-Fire Logging Can Reduce Fuels for Up to 40 Years in Regenerating Forests, New Study Finds

Mar. 12, 2015 — Harvesting fire-killed trees is an effective way to reduce woody fuels for up to four decades following wildfire in dry coniferous forests, a study has found. "Large wildfires can leave behind ... read more

Feb. 14, 2015 — Researchers are measuring bat populations in post-wildfire forests of Arizona. Bats are considered an indicator species of habitat ... read more

Feb. 11, 2015 — Healthy forest ecosystems need dead wood to provide important habitat for birds and mammals, but there can be too much of a good thing when dead wood fuels severe wildfires. A scientist compared ... read more

Tree Species Influence Boreal Forest Fire Behavior, Subsequent Effects on Climate

Feb. 2, 2015 — For a better understanding of how forest fires behave and interact with climate, scientists are turning to the trees. A new study shows that differences in individual tree species between Eurasia and ... read more

Peat Fire Emissions May Shed Light on Climate Change

Jan. 16, 2015 — Researchers are beginning a study of the climatic effects of peat fire emissions. "This project is going to provide the much-needed information on peat smoke aerosol properties for integration ... read more

Jan. 9, 2015 — After a forest fire, logging companies often follow to do what is called salvage logging--salvaging the timber that has not been completely destroyed by the fire. The economic benefit is clear. But ... read more

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