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2012-05-18 07:43:37

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com 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. “The U.S. would not be experiencing massive large-canopy-killing crown fires today if human activities had not begun to suppress the low-severity surface fires that were so...

First Forecast Calls For Mild 2012 Amazon Fire Season
2012-05-11 03:00:40

Forests in the Amazon Basin are expected to be less vulnerable to wildfires this year, according to the first forecast from a new fire severity model developed by university and NASA researchers. Fire season across most of the Amazon rain forest typically begins in May, peaks in September and ends in January. The new model, which forecasts the fire season´s severity from three to nine months in advance, calls for an average or below-average fire season this year within 10 regions...

2012-04-05 23:00:49

FireWhat attended the Oreilly 2012 Where Conference, and announced their new suite of products designed to keep people informed with up to the minute information about wildfires. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 FireWhat Inc., a small startup in Dunsmuir, CA, operates a website, firewhat.com, that maps and tracks wildfires. From coast to coast, those living near a current burning wildfire can monitor the situation. Weather affecting the fire can be monitored, as can local terrain...

2012-03-28 00:03:07

A team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Córdoba in Spain recently developed a new methodology that measures the economic impact of forest fires on timber resources. When evaluating and planning fire management program activities, it is important to know the value of the forest ecosystems protected. However, determining the true volume or economic value of the resources lost during a fire can be difficult. For...

2012-03-27 23:02:25

Where 2.0 is a world-renowned meeting of the minds focusing on location-based technology lead by O´Reilly Media. FireWhat Inc. has been invited to join the discussion. The staff will be presenting to the industry on their ideas to modernize the fire service. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 O´Reilly Media is hosting its sixth annual Where Conference April 2-4 in San Francisco, CA. The conference focuses on the growing business of leveraging the location awareness due...


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