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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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How Will the Nor Cal Wildfires Affect California’s Wine Industry?

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Experts at Fresno State and Sonoma State are still assessing the impact of the recent fires. So far, winemakers at both campuses see a healthy picture for the state and wine lovers alike.

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New Turnout Ensemble Aims to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risk

A new suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) may provide additional protection for firefighters from exposure to carcinogenic vapors and particulate matter at incident sites.

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Forest Fires, Beetles, Population Biology, Jessie Mutz, Nora Underwood, Florida State University

Researcher Reveals how Beetles Bounce Back from Forest Fires

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Research from Florida State University has illuminated the piecemeal patterns of recolonization among a hardy species of beetle regularly affected by these managed burns.

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Despite Devastation From Forest Fires, Ecosystems Rise From the Ashes

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Forensics Expert Available to Discuss Why Identifying Fire Victims Is So Difficult?

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Link Between Forest Fire Smoke and Pollution Events Discovered

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As so often happens in science, UAH doctoral student Aaron Kaulfus was looking for something else when he realized his forest fire smoke research might be significant.

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Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

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A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers under an NSF grant to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique visitors since the outbreak of numerous wildfires across Northern California late last weekend.

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Understanding Wildfire Spread

Check out how UNC Charlotte is studying wildfire spread in this video featuring researchers from the Lee College of Engineering.

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Wildfires Fed by Outdated Forestry Practices, Climate Change







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