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Some evacuation orders were lifted in Southern California Friday following a week of massive wildfires, while other residents waited for the all-clear, fearing the worst. (May 16) Video provided by AP


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AP (Sep. 27, 2013) — In the midst of a canyon scorched bare by the Sierra Nevada's most destructive fire in centuries, ferns unfurl along a spring, black oaks push through charred soil normally blanketed with pine needles and a hawk soars above towering dead trees. (Sept. 27)
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In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

In the Studio: Prof. Danijel Schorlemmer, Seismologist

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Schorlemmer from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, in Potsdam is an expert in the area of earthquake forecasting.DW-TV: Japan is a society that has played a pioneering role in a wide number of technologies -- including of course earthquake warning systems. But even then, people have just five seconds after the warning comes to brace themselves. Cutting straight to the chase, thousands of detection stations around the world, international networks, decades of research -- why can't we predict earthquakes yet? Danijel Schorlemmer: Well, even though we have thousands of stations, we have a big problem. We only measure the signals on the earth’s surface. Unlike in meteorology, where you can measure all the values you’re interested in, like humidity, wind-speed and so on in 3-D, we only see the earth’s surface. We cannot make measurements in the earth, which would be very important to understand what’s going on. And we’re also lacking a precursor phenomenon, a
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New Mexico, Wash. Fires Burn Thousands of Acres

New Mexico, Wash. Fires Burn Thousands of Acres

AP (June 18, 2014) — A massive wildfire is threatening Navajo Nation homes and livestock in New Mexico. A separate fire in Washington State threatened homes before changing direction. (June 18) Video provided by AP
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Nature Vs. Oil: Ecuador Raises Cash for Its Ecosystem

Nature Vs. Oil: Ecuador Raises Cash for Its Ecosystem

Deutsche Welle (Jan. 21, 2013) — The Yasuni National Park on Ecuador's northeastern border with Peru is said to host one of the richest biodiversities on Earth. But oil drilling and logging threaten the forest and its indigenous peoples. The state "Yasuni ITT" initiative has agreed to leave 846 million barrels (approx. 135 billion liters) of oil in the ground in return for cash donations from the world community. The Ecuadorean state has set up a United Nations-administered trust fund, parts of which are to go to develop tourism, education and renewable energy resources.
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