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A new, low-cost bushfire detection and monitoring system is being developed by University of Adelaide researchers using mobile communications technology.
Officials fear Australian could suffer even worse wildfires next summer than the deadly blazes that killed a record 173 people in February.
Report contains most recent science regarding postfire timber harvesting.
The latest series of wildfires to hit Australia appeared to be intensified due to climate change, scientists reported on Monday.
By Ethan Schowalter-Hay, The Observer, La Grande, Ore. Aug. 5--Anyone headed to the Whitman Overlook in the Northern Blue Mountains last Thursday may have noticed, in addition to the rolling tableland scenery, soldiers in the woods. This was no hallucination.
By Les Blumenthal WASHINGTON - The Forest Service has struggled for years to pay for fighting fires that last year alone scorched almost 10 million acres. As fire seasons grow longer and the blazes more intense in forests stressed by global warming, the agency's funding woes mount.
More acres have burned in California this year than in any other. And it's not even August. "There's a potential for a lot more fires and a lot more destruction," said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the state fire department, CalFire.
WASHINGTON_The Forest Service has struggled for years to pay for fighting fires that last year alone scorched almost 10 million acres. As fire seasons grow longer and the blazes more intense in forests stressed by global warming, the agency's funding woes mount.
By Judy Fahys and Jason Bergreen, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 22--The good news? Utah's drier-than-tinder landscape hasn't fueled any big fires this year. The bad? Wildland fire danger remains "extreme" in southern Utah and "high" in northern parts of the state.
By Geoff Liesik For the Deseret News ROOSEVELT -- A wildland firefighter was injured Wednesday while working on the Mill Hollow fire in Duchesne County. U.S. Forest Service fire information officer Venetia Gempler, in a press release, said the man was injured in a fall.