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2012-05-18 07:43:37

A study led by anthropologist Christopher I. Roos from Southern Methodist University in Dallas shows that modern “mega forest fires” in the southwestern U.S. are the result of dense canopies that likely grew as a result of human interference.

2008-08-23 12:00:33

A 50-acre fire burning in Fish Creek Drainage about 10 miles northwest of Scofield continues to be monitored, but not suppressed, by managers of the Price/Ferron Ranger District. The lightning-caused fired began July 30 and is being allowed to burn as a part of a forest resources management plan.

2008-07-18 06:00:29

By Chris Bowman, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 18--If every cloud has a silver lining, what good can be said of the big brown dome of wildfire smoke that capped much of California these past few weeks? Plenty, say ecologists who study the effects of fire on the landscape.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

Thousands of firefighters battled wildfires at Big Sur and near Santa Barbara on the California coast Saturday as the forecast called for more heat next week. The National Weather Service said hot dry weather is expected to move into the area, making the job of containing the fires more difficult.

2008-06-16 06:00:17

By Matt Ehlers, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 16--The size of the wildfire burning in and around the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge may be atypical, but statistics show that its occurrence is anything but.

2005-09-06 13:59:05

By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government proposed six measures on Tuesday to fight what it said had become the "permanent risk" of forest fires.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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