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2014-08-07 12:22:46

U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Ad Council honor iconic PSA figure with Washington, D.C. birthday celebration, Instagram campaign and a re-launched zip code WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smokey Bear, the icon featured in the longest running public service campaign in U.S. history, turns 70 years old this Saturday, August 9, 2014. Created in 1944 by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and...

Wildfire fuel
2014-08-06 02:45:19

Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called “brown carbon” from wildfires. Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called “brown carbon” from wildfires, airborne atmospheric particles that may have influenced current climate models that failed to take the material’s warming effects into account. The work was described by a collaborative team of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University and the...

kangaroo Macropus robustus
2014-08-04 03:00:02

Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah Australia’s Aboriginal Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small grass fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts kangaroo populations – showing how co-evolution helped marsupials and made Aborigines into unintentional conservationists. “We have uncovered a framework that allows us to predict when human subsistence practices might be detrimental to the...

2014-07-31 08:22:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the governors of California, Oregon and Washington for their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). That support, indicated in a letter signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown of California, Governor John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, was sent to their States' Congressional...

2014-07-24 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington. The surge of activity includes extensive operations on the Carlton Complex fire, which has so far burned over 243,000 acres, and is considered Washington's largest fire to date. "Fires of this intensity usually do not happen in the Pacific...

amazon 2014 fire severity forecast
2014-07-24 02:00:08

Kathryn Hansen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, using a variety of satellite data, expect Amazon forests this year to see a below-average wildfire season. The fire season in this region of South America typically begins in May, peaks in September and ends in January. "2014 looks to be a quiet year for fires in the Amazon region, as sea surface temperatures remained neutral in the Pacific and cool in the Atlantic through April,...

Wildfires Found To Release A Previously Unidentified Type Of Soot
2014-07-08 06:37:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Globally, wildfires are responsible for creating veritable ecological wastelands across millions of hectares of land each year. As the effects of climate change have become ever more pronounced over the previous years, we have seen both the number and severity of wildfires increase drastically. As reported on redOrbit last year, the increasing number of wildfires has been sending both carbon monoxide and other toxins streaming into...

2014-07-02 23:13:00

Leveraging the success of the TxWRAP web portal developed by the Texas A&M Forest Service, The Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF) teamed with Timmons Group to develop the South Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (SouthWRAP). SouthWRAP provides access to wildfire risk information and tools for mitigation planners and the public throughout 13 Southern states. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Leveraging the success of the TxWRAP web portal developed by the Texas A&M Forest...

2014-06-26 20:21:02

The 2014 fire season in Southern California will be historically long and intense, underlining the importance of Global Fire Technologies, Inc.'s preventive efforts LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a desert climate like ours, defense against uncontrolled fire is always a top priority. That's why, for preventative fire monitoring, inspection and fire alarm installation, Tujunga and Greater Los Angeles-based property owners and building managers regularly turn to Global...

2014-06-24 12:30:12

WARREN, N.J., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People living in areas prone to wildfires are likely aware that their homes are at risk when the temperatures rise and the humidity drops. But advances in construction materials over the years have added an extra layer of security for those who are building or renovating homes in high-risk wildfire areas. "There are a lot of things that homeowners can do to reduce the likelihood that their homes will be destroyed by wildfire, but almost...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.