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2011-07-01 09:32:36

As homes and cities expand closer to forests and wildlands across the American West, increasing wildfire threats have created an unlikely new phenomena "“ confidence in government. Recent studies show that people in neighborhoods adjacent to public forest lands can and do trust natural resource managers to a surprising degree, in part because the risks they face are so severe. Thousands of acres burn every year, threatening homes, lives and property, and in many groups and areas, the...

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2011-06-29 08:11:56

In the summer of 2008, a lightning strike started a wildfire in eastern North Carolina that burned for weeks, blanketing nearby communities in smoke. An EPA study shows for the first time that smoke from this wildfire, which was fueled by peat (decayed vegetable matter found in swampy areas) can lead to an increase in emergency room visits for both respiratory and cardiovascular effects. This was the first study to report increased visits for symptoms of heart failure in counties exposed to...

2011-06-21 12:46:17

This month in ecological science, researchers evaluate the U.S. National Fire Plan to restore western U.S. forests, fire's key role in the return of a native lizard to the Ozarks and what historical fire records and sediment cores can tell us about the Arctic Tundra's fire regime. These articles are available online or published in recent issues of the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) journals. Taking stock of U.S. strategies to restore forests in the West A study published in the June...

2011-06-10 00:00:27

Wallow fire is poised to become the worst blaze in the history of the state. Damage restoration network Water Damage Local, specializing in water removal and fire restoration, helps in restoring damaged buildings and homes. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 In the most devastating forest fire in recent years, cleaning up the wreckage has been easier due to the rise of the internet. A nationwide water and fire damage restoration network out of Atlanta, GA has vowed to provide service to...

2011-04-23 00:00:32

Biodiversity Research Institute Announces new Webcam to Monitor Bald Eagle Nest Gorham, ME (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 BioDiversity Research Institute (BRI) today announced the installation of the newest video webcam provided by NextEra Energy. The video camera is set up to monitor the nest of a pair of bald eagles in Maine's mid-coastal region. This webcam is one of two cameras NextEra currently sponsors that captures the breeding activity of these raptors in real time. Visitors to BRI's...

2011-04-20 16:35:00

U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis, USDA, and state and local officials reaffirmed their commitment to improving forest health and wildfire safety in Southern California CRESTLINE, Calif., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), along with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside counties hosted a recognition event today, in Crestline, commemorating...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

SCA Partners with American Park Network, Ford Motor Company on Oh, Ranger! ParkFinderâ“ž¢ Mobile iPhone App Helps users find adventure by searching 6,000+ national parks and public lands nationwide Charlestown, NH (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the nation's leader in youth conservation service, has teamed with American Park Network and Ford Motor Company to launch Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder, a free app sponsored by the...

2011-03-28 11:37:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Ventures LLC and Mine Reclamation, LLC announced today that the U.S. Supreme Court did not accept their petition seeking review of an adverse November 2009 U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which will send Kaiser's completed land exchange for the Eagle Mountain landfill project back for further review by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"). Kaiser's and Mine Reclamation's petition was one of approximately 200...

2011-03-17 09:36:00

Year One results in reducing wildfire concerns for nearby communities and takes steps to preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced they plan to begin the second phase of controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon Townships, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem. This year, the Game Commission has...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and the increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced federal grants are available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds quickly usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the need to...


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