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Western Australia Lit Up By Wildfires
2012-12-10 09:03:03

NASA [ Watch The Video ] Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia that are largely uninhabited. Why is this area so lit up, many have asked? Away from the cities, much of the night light observed by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in these images comes from wildfires. In the bright areas of western Australia,...

NASA Says More Wildfires By 2050
2012-12-04 19:40:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2012 has been a bad year for wildfires in the US. According to data collected by NASA, some 6.17 million acres (2.5 hectares) have been consumed by wildfire this year alone. While this is just short of the record set last year of 7.90 million acres, (3.2 hectares) it´s larger than the amount of burned land in 12 of the last 15 years that scientists have been keeping tabs on wildfires. If some NASA climate models hold...

2012-12-04 12:20:45

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models have projected drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity across the United States in coming decades. Other findings about U.S. wildfires, including their amount of carbon emissions and how the length and strength of fire seasons are expected to change under future climate conditions, were also presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in...

2012-10-24 11:21:47

"Blaze Tracker" features give users warning, alerts and fire information for locations of their choice WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of a major drought and busy wildfire season, the American Red Cross today released its official Wildfire App. The app puts lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit wildfire prone areas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) This free app--available in English...

Continued Droughts Spell Bad News For Trees And Agriculture
2012-10-16 13:41:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team, led by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, geography professor has evidence suggesting that recent droughts could be the new normal. This is not good news for our nation's forests and agricultural lands. The droughts of recent years have been record breaking, which anyone looking at their yard or garden could tell you. As a result, our nation has seen a record-breaking wildfire season, with over 8 million acres...

2012-10-13 04:03:30

The 2012 wildfire season could soon be one of the worst on record. Family forest owners need all the conservation tools they can get, and yet resources for private forest owners have diminished steadily over the last decade. That's one reason why the American Forest Foundation launched MyLandPlan.org. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 The 2012 wildfire season could soon be one of the worst on record. With more than 8 million acres burned by wildfire as I write this, forest...

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2012-09-11 22:16:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The forests that skirt high peaks have always been dependent on the accumulation of winter snowfalls that subsequently melt and provide valuable moisture down the steep mountain slopes. A team of scientists, led by University of Colorado-Boulder scientists Ernesto Trujillo and Noah Molotch, has investigated how the trends of rising temperatures and declining water availability have influenced these mountain forests over the past...

2012-08-21 06:24:38

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfire, a division of Google that helps brands manage their social media presence across platforms, today announced that it has selected Likeable as a preferred channel partner. Likeable, a full-service social media and word of mouth marketing firm, will now resell Wildfire's Social Marketing Suite to its brand clients. Wildfire's Preferred Channel Partner Program enables agencies to expand their offering and provide brands with more...

Research In The Brazilian Rain Forest
2012-08-14 12:30:45

Slash and burn practice for centuries as source of stable carbon compounds in the oceans Until recent decades the Atlantic Rainforest covered a large area of today´s Brazil from Amazonas to present-day Argentina. In the 1970s, after years of deforestation, this rain forest was almost completely destroyed, mainly replaced by cattle pastures. This study reveals an unexpected aspect of deforestation. Thorsten Dittmar's team and colleagues from Brazil and the USA show that the common...

2012-08-09 14:22:47

BRANSON, Mo., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thrill ride enthusiasts around the world will mark a first-of-its-kind ride debut at Branson, Missouri's Silver Dollar City in Spring 2013 when the 1880s-style theme park makes history with the opening of Outlaw Run, the world's most daring wood coaster. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/CG55439-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/CG55439-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/CG55439-c) The...