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Tres Lagunas Fire Burning In New Mexico
2013-06-03 18:08:37

NASA NASA´s Aqua satellite captured an image of a large light-brown colored plume of smoke blowing east-southeast from the Tres Lagunas Fire burning in New Mexico. On June 3, the smoke is forecast to blow in a more northerly and easterly direction, affecting Las Vegas, I-25 and surrounding communities. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite has infrared capabilities that can detect heat from the various wildfires. This...

2013-05-30 16:24:24

Silver Dollar City's New Coaster Creates International Stir BRANSON, Mo., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, a top vacation destination for families, launches its summer season with one of the world's top rides as its centerpiece. One of the hottest thrill rides among the new ride offerings worldwide is the park's new $10 million coaster Outlaw Run, a record-breaking wood coaster that has gathered national and international news coverage since its...

2013-05-24 23:21:26

Imagery is gathered within days for support of disaster recovery efforts. Bothell, WA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 EagleView Technologies and Pictometry International, a newly merged company providing leading technology specializing in high-resolution aerial photography, automated 3D measurement technologies and overall software solutions, announced that Rapid Access technology has been engaged for recent catastrophic storm events in Oklahoma and Texas as well as wildfires in Wisconsin. Servicing...

2013-05-22 12:31:52

SOUTHPORT, England, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All over the UK fire services and groundskeepers are facing a growing problem in the form of grass fires. The team at Turfland [http://www.turfland.co.uk ] is keen to offer support for those who need to replace areas of grassland damaged by fires. Deliberate grass fires are a major issue at the moment in various parts of the UK. This report from the Clydebank Post...

Wildfire Climate Interactions Pose Long Term Problems
2013-05-22 10:46:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Forest Service voiced its concern on Tuesday over the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate change, saying the issue is of great importance to scientists and policymakers alike. The warnings are particularly important given recent projections of an average 50-percent increase in wildfires across the US — and over 100 percent in some areas of the West — by 2050, the Service said. The agency...

2013-05-17 08:25:36

VERGENNES, Vt., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- May marks the start of wildfire season in the US, and authorities are predicting that 2013 will be a particularly dangerous year. Drought conditions, high temperatures, and high winds across the West have already put wildfire statistics for the year well above average. The coming high-hazard months (the remainder of May, June, July, and August) will bring particularly acute fire hazards to most of California, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico, and...

Satellites See Potential Wildfire Threats In SoCal
2013-05-14 08:26:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season. Scientists from NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Chapman University have tracked the relationship between rainfall and the growth and drying-out of vegetation in recent months, during what has been an abnormally dry year. The data shows that the...

2013-05-03 23:01:19

As wildfires spread through the West, Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help protect homes and property. LINCOLN, RI (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Wildfires are currently burning throughout Southern California, and Amica Insurance reminds everyone to be aware of their exposure to wildfire risks, and to take steps now to protect their homes and property. It´s important to realize that flames aren´t the only threat in a wildfire. The real danger often lies in hot embers that are blown...

How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno. Previous research has shown chemicals in the smoke of burning trees called karrikins“¯are responsible for this phoenix-like rebirth. Now, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has described new details on the mechanism...

Charcoal From Wildfires Enters Waterways And Works Its Way To Oceans
2013-04-20 07:14:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research claims charcoal created from wildfires does not remain in the soil as previously believed, but is instead transported into the sea by rivers, where it ultimately enters the carbon cycle. That determination was made by an international team of researchers, including Thorsten Dittmar from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) in Bremen and Rudolf Jaffé from Florida International...