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Wildfires To Increase In Severity
2013-07-10 09:12:59

Wildfires are expected to become far more severe over the next several decades, say researchers from the University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) in a new study.

Wildfires Play Great Role In Climate Change
2013-07-10 04:34:22

Emissions produced as a result of wildfires could be playing a greater role in global warming than experts had previously believed, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

Climate Change Threatens Survival Of Forests On Drier, Low-elevation Sites
2013-06-28 10:10:53

Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests.

Space Fire Makes Spherical Cool Flames
2013-06-18 15:59:49

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) analyzed the behavior of flames in space, including how and why they form little "spheres."

2013-06-13 10:04:46

A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats.

2013-06-10 23:15:48

Flameout picked up by major retailers and professional fire firefighters. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 With the nightmare of Colorado’s historic

Fires Burning In Northern Saskatchewan
2013-06-07 14:21:15

NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres).

2013-06-06 23:23:54

Flash fires can spring up unexpectedly and cause damage and injury.


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2010-09-27 17:09:09

A Bunsen burner produces a single open gas flame; it is commonly found in labs - used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Robert Bunsen, in 1852, was hired at the University of Heidelberg and promised a new laboratory building. Heidelberg had just started installing coal-gas street lighting which provided light but not necessarily heat. Laboratory lamps, at the time, left much to be desired regarding economy and simplicity. The desire was to maximize the temperature and minimize...

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edulcoration
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