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2009-09-25 04:31:02

A team from the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has developed a new method for identifying the flammability of plant species by using a device that measures how construction materials react to fire. The technique, which is being presented this week at the Fifth Spanish Forestry Congress, can be used to improve fire risk maps. A group of researchers from the Forest Fires Laboratory (CIFOR-INIA) has applied a "mass loss calorimeter" "“ a device...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

A U.S.-led study has used tree rings to investigate human-induced climate change that's projected to cause drier conditions in the mid-latitudes. To assess whether drier weather conditions have started, Ramzi Touchan of the University of Arizona and colleagues studied newly developed multi-century tree ring records from Tunisia and Algeria for a longer-term perspective on northwestern African drought. Using a set of 13 chronologies from Atlas cedars and Aleppo pines, the scientists...


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