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2013-05-22 12:31:52

SOUTHPORT, England, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All over the UK fire services and groundskeepers are facing a growing problem in the form of grass fires. The team at Turfland [http://www.turfland.co.uk ] is keen to offer support for those who need to replace areas of grassland damaged by fires. Deliberate grass fires are a major issue at the moment in various parts of the UK. This report from the Clydebank Post...

Wildfire Climate Interactions Pose Long Term Problems
2013-05-22 10:46:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Forest Service voiced its concern on Tuesday over the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate change, saying the issue is of great importance to scientists and policymakers alike. The warnings are particularly important given recent projections of an average 50-percent increase in wildfires across the US — and over 100 percent in some areas of the West — by 2050, the Service said. The agency...

2013-05-17 08:25:36

VERGENNES, Vt., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- May marks the start of wildfire season in the US, and authorities are predicting that 2013 will be a particularly dangerous year. Drought conditions, high temperatures, and high winds across the West have already put wildfire statistics for the year well above average. The coming high-hazard months (the remainder of May, June, July, and August) will bring particularly acute fire hazards to most of California, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico, and...

2013-05-16 23:31:14

Electrical fires pose hazards not found with regular fires. A restoration provider offers tips on dealing with these unusual and dangerous blazes. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and fire restoration services in the United States, is offering tips on handling the threat posed by electrical fires. These fires are extremely dangerous and in many cases the normal methods for extinguishing a blaze may only serve to aggravate the...

Satellites See Potential Wildfire Threats In SoCal
2013-05-14 08:26:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season. Scientists from NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Chapman University have tracked the relationship between rainfall and the growth and drying-out of vegetation in recent months, during what has been an abnormally dry year. The data shows that the...

How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno. Previous research has shown chemicals in the smoke of burning trees called karrikins“¯are responsible for this phoenix-like rebirth. Now, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has described new details on the mechanism...

2013-04-25 16:33:04

As firefighting organizations gear up for a long fire season after a dry winter, property owners need to keep their guard up LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring and summer the services of George Saadian's Fire Protection Group, Inc. might be more needed than ever. News reports are detailing how the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding to its roster of firefighters in preparations for an expected heavier than usual season of brush and...

Wildfires Can Burn Hot Without Ruining Soil
2013-04-24 08:52:48

American Geophysical Union When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not necessarily beget hot, scorched soil. It´s well known that wildfires can leave surface soil burned and barren, which increases the risk of erosion and hinders a landscape´s ability to recover. But the scientists´ fiery test found that the hotter the fire–and the denser the...

2013-04-13 23:02:53

Fires kill or injure thousands of people every year. Most of these casualties are preventable, and a restoration provider explains how. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of fire and water damage restoration in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on protecting their home from damage by fire. Fire kills or injures thousands each year, many of which may have been prevented by following a few simple steps. Kitchens should be kept...

2013-04-12 23:19:24

Alonso Krangle LLP is reminding consumers of the dangers ceramic gel fuel fire pots. Last summer there were nine gel fire pot recalls by manufacturers for gel fire pots due to incidents of serious burns and explosion dangers. Melville, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 As we get close to summer the law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP warns that though at least nine gel fire pot recalls by manufacturers have been enacted due to the highly combustible gel fuels used in ceramic gel fire pots that may cause...


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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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