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tornadic intensity
2015-02-03 15:22:10

Wildfires and forest fires can have an unexpected on the weather, as smoke from those events can actually increase the intensity of tornadoes, researchers from the University of Iowa report in the latest edition of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

2014-10-14 08:23:14

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Parks Canada reported on its seasonal assessment of fire management in national parks.

2014-09-23 23:00:44

Policyholders should check their limits for fire damage and remember to see if water damage is covered as well, says Darras, the nation's top insurance lawyer. Ontario,

2014-09-17 12:22:54

SDG&E, UCLA helped to develop Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture/U.S.

forest fires in the UK
2014-09-09 03:00:11

Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts—conditions that will make forests more susceptible to fires.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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