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Tree Rings Provide Information About Past Forest Fires
2011-09-08 04:39:30

  A researcher from Texas A&M University had published research showing how tree rings can provide clues to events such as forest fires, some of which might date back hundreds of years. According to a September 7 press release from the College Station university, Associate Geography Professor Charles Lafon has worked with forests in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains. In fact, he states that he had identified one tree which allegedly had experienced more than a...

2011-09-07 11:09:57

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aerial photography survey of 38,000 wildfire-burned acres in Idaho provided what is believed to be the first evidence that the invasive leafy spurge weed is displacing seedlings of native mountain big sagebrush. Terry Booth, a rangeland specialist with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Rangeland Resources Research Unit in Cheyenne, Wyo., designed the survey using a technique he developed called Very Large Scale Aerial (VLSA) imagery. The survey...

2011-09-06 19:35:00

As the state of Texas is overcome by countless wild fires, start-up company FireWhat Inc posts critical fire information to assist first responders in protecting the community. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 As a fire of âœbiblical proportionsâ spreads through Bastrop County, Texas, the offices of FireWhat Incorporated have been working tirelessly to spread information out to the communityâs residents. As the FireWhat staff was...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced a partnership with RTP Technology, a leader in responsive system integration. RTP Technology has provided outstanding service and expertise to a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies in industries including financial services, retail, and service providers with a strategic focus on enterprise storage...

2011-08-03 19:31:30

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent. The impressive test results, reported in the journal Polymer,* suggest that significant fire-safety advantages can be gained by coating polyurethane...

2011-07-19 15:30:17

Fire and climate change increases food supply for some bird species A new Baylor University study has found that some bird species in the desert southwest are less affected, and in some cases positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat. In fact, the Baylor researchers say that fire actually helps some bird species because of the habitat that is formed after a fire is positive for the bird's prey needs. The study found that three specific bird species in the Chihuahuan...

2011-07-19 10:30:00

RENO, Nev., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Potash America, Inc. (OTCBB: PTAM), (the "Company") is pleased to announce the association of Washington D.C. Attorney and Mineral Resource Development expert Peter J. Schaumberg. He will join the Potash America, Inc. Advisory Board. Peter J. Schaumberg brings an enormous wealth of experience in the field of environmental law, land use and development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands offshore and onshore. He councils major...

2011-07-14 10:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced that Jeff Smith, CEO of Suncorp Business Services(SUN:AU) has joined its Board of Directors. Jeff Smith is recognized as a thought leader and innovator and has been awarded CIO of the year twice since 2003, once by the press and once by his peers. Over the 27 years that Mr. Smith has been in the IT...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

Founded by an MIT grad and two professional California firefighters, FireWhat Inc. provides critical tools and necessary training materials to the emergency service industries. With a variety of site features ranging from wildland fire imagery to product reviews, this completely free platform is truly a game-changer for the Fire Service of tomorrow. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Today FireWhat Inc unveiled firewhat.com, a revolutionary new website, through which the company improves...


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