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2013-10-24 16:22:10

Among the states ranked, those worst-hit in 2011 are: TX, IL, FL, MO, GA, LA, MI, AL, OK, and IA; major impacts also seen in AR, MS, KS, TN, CO, NM, NE, IN, SC, and MN; climate change will fan future wildfire activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildfires will get worse with climate change, not only endangering those near the blazes, but also threatening the health of millions of Americans from wildfire smoke that can drift hundreds of miles, according to a new...

2013-10-23 12:23:28

Worst-Hit States will be ranked: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX; Climate Change Will Add to Drought, Temperatures that Increase Wildfire Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildfires will worsen in the future with climate change, harming not only the states in which they take place, but also a much wider part of the United States due to the spread of wildfire smoke that can travel up to hundreds of miles, according to...

Fire Detection Satellite Designed By UC Berkeley Scientists
2013-10-22 12:24:33

University of California, Berkeley Improved and cheaper sensors, faster analysis software make satellite feasible As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it's time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite. Such a satellite could view the Western states almost continuously, snapping pictures of the ground every few seconds in search of hot spots that could be newly...

2013-10-22 08:25:39

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Each year, following extensive planning and an ideal alignment of conditions, Parks Canada's Fire Management Specialists ignite fires in our fire prone national parks. These fires are now part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests, grasslands, and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation. Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppress fires that have the potential to threaten...

2013-10-21 08:23:30

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Each year, following extensive planning and an ideal alignment of conditions, Parks Canada's Fire Management Specialists ignite fires in our fire prone national parks. These fires are now part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests, grasslands, and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation. Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppress fires that have the potential to threaten...

Climate Change Produces Complicated Consequences For North America's Forests
2013-10-15 11:35:58

Dartmouth College Dartmouth-led study is the most comprehensive review of warming's impacts on forest pests, diseases Climate change affects forests across North America – in some cases permitting insect outbreaks, plant diseases, wildfires and other problems -- but Dartmouth researchers say warmer temperatures are also making many forests grow faster and some less susceptible to pests, which could boost forest health and acreage, timber harvests, carbon storage, water recycling and...

2013-10-10 08:25:30

--Of the cities analyzed, Los Angeles contains the largest number of residential properties at risk-- IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its 2013 CoreLogic Wildfire Hazard Risk Report. The report identifies more than 1.2 million residential properties across 13 states in the western U.S. currently at high or very high risk for wildfire damage, representing a...

2013-09-28 23:02:04

Dallas resident Tim McCarty, who once was guided off Silver Dollar City’s roller coaster PowderKeg because he was too big to fit in the seat, took a victory ride on the same coaster a year later and 130 pounds thinner. McCarty and his family celebrated the weight loss with a September 27 return to the Branson, Missouri theme park, the ride on PowderKeg and also a ride on the park’s new ground-breaking wood coaster, Outlaw Run. Branson, Missouri (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 When Tim...

2013-09-09 23:21:11

Local 17 members working at the Chelan-Douglas Health District are ready to minimize the health impacts of wildfires during the peak of Washington wildfire season. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 The wildfires that struck central Washington last September were severe both in terms of the damage they inflicted on the environment, and the prolonged duration of unhealthy air conditions. But thanks to Local 17 members at the Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD), the harm to the...

Wildfires Change Climate Models
2013-08-30 13:45:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While raging wildfires can consume property and even lives, the towering infernos could also be heavily influencing the forces of climate change. According to a new study from researchers at Michigan Technological University, forest fires emit massive quantities of two different kinds of particles – soot and tar balls. These particles remain in the atmosphere and should be taken into account when creating climate change models, the...