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2012-08-29 23:01:01

QTAC, the latest product release from MTECH, Inc., is a self-contained firefighting apparatus designed to be carried on ATVs, UTVs, or in passenger truck beds. Chico, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 MTECH, Inc., has expanded its line of firefighting equipment to include the QTAC, a portable, personal-sized firefighting system designed to knock down fires before they escalate. “The idea for QTAC came after a rancher lost control of a prescribed burn, resulting in a wildfire," explains...

Logging Vital To Sustainability Of Ecosystem
2012-07-25 15:02:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to researchers from Oregon State University and Michigan State University, active forest management will help reduce the chances of a devastating, habitat-destroying wildfire. While targeted logging, tree thinning, and other fuel reduction activities might be a short term detriment to forested habitats of the Western U.S., they are vital to maintaining the long-term sustainability of this ecosystem, said the team´s...

Climate Is Just One Factor in Wildfires
2012-07-04 15:05:02

It's shaping up to be a fiery summer across the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of July 3, 45 large active wildfires are currently burning in 15 states. Combined, these fires have scorched nearly three-quarters of a million acres. Since January 1, wildfires have burned nearly 2.2 million acres across the country, including devastating blazes in Colorado and New Mexico. We asked JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert to discuss the recent wildfire outbreak and...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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