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2014-07-28 13:12:56

Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual.

2014-05-13 08:24:49

ASHLAND, Ore., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire scientists are releasing a new synthesis of the ecological benefits of large wildfires, including those that kill most vegetation in fire-adapted

Invasive Grass May Be Contributing To Extreme Wildfires
2012-12-06 13:33:34

An international team of scientists has revealed that an invasive grass species may be one reason that fires are bigger and more frequent in certain regions of the western U.S.

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2012-05-18 07:43:37

A study led by anthropologist Christopher I. Roos from Southern Methodist University in Dallas shows that modern “mega forest fires” in the southwestern U.S. are the result of dense canopies that likely grew as a result of human interference.

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2010-02-24 14:49:54

With a changing climate there’s a good chance that forest fires in the Pacific Northwest will become larger and more frequent – and according to one expert speaking today at a professional conference, that’s just fine.

2009-09-17 16:30:00

TreePeople and partners prepare for reforestation in fire-devastated national parks LOS ANGELES, Sept.

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2009-07-07 15:51:18

U.S. scientists say they've determined climate -- not high temperatures or longer fire seasons -- is the most significant factor in wildfires. Scientists at the U.S.

2009-06-26 08:44:05

The recent increase in area burned by wildfires in the Western United States is a product not of higher temperatures or longer fire seasons alone, but a complex relationship between climate and fuels that varies among different ecosystems, according to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists.

2008-07-27 03:00:25

By Duncan, Riva Many who work in fire management will, at some time in their career, face something difficult, an "abrupt and brutal audit" (Lagadec 1993) that will shake their confidence at best and leave them heartbroken at worst. I know.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.