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Ecologists Advise an Increase in Prescribed Grassland Burning to Maintain Ecosystem, Livelihood

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At least 50 percent of the tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills is burned every three to four years or less frequently and is susceptible to becoming shrubland if fire frequencies are not increased.

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Wildfire -- It's Not Spreading Like Wildfire

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A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts.

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Security Threat at Manchester United, Wildfires in Alberta, and How the Public Responds to Authorities in a Crisis

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Wildfires to Increase in Alaska with Future Climate Change

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Climate change is melting glaciers, reducing sea-ice cover and increasing wildlife activity - with some of the most dramatic impacts occurring in the northern high latitudes.

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Evacuation From Wildfire Just the Beginning, Psychological Impact Could Have Long Term Consequences Says UAB Expert

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Model Predicts How Forests Will Respond to Climate Change

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US Northeast's mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Cascade Mountains may require subtropical forest species.

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Drought Alters Recovery of Rocky Mountain Forests After Fire

A changing climate is altering the ability of Rocky Mountain forests to recover from wildfire, according to a new study published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. When warm, dry conditions lead to drought in the years following fires, it impedes the growth and establishment of vulnerable new post-fire seedlings. The study also shows that forest recovery has been negatively affected by increased distances between burned areas and the sources of seeds that typically replace trees lost to fire.

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Wildland Communities Must Learn to Live with Fire

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“If you live in flammable countryside, you’ve got to work with fire. You can’t make it go away,” according to professor Mark Cochrane, a wildfire expert and senior scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence. That means moving from the notion that fires are unnatural and toward a managed approach that involves reintegrating fire as a vital landscape process and building communities that are resilient to fire.

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Wildland Fire Emissions Worse in Polluted Areas

UCR study shows biomass grown in areas of poor air quality releases more pollutants when burned than biomass grown in clean air.

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Olin Drone Research Aims to Help Fight Wildfires

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Olin College professor working on proof of concept system to deploy drones into a wildfire and send back information in real time, potentially saving lives and livelihoods in the process.

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Fires Burning in Africa & Asia Cause High Ozone in Tropical Pacific

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UMD-led study indicates “biomass burning” may play larger role in climate change than previously realized.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Measuring the Impacts of Severe Wildfires in the Arctic

NAU researcher leads project to measure effects of severe boreal wildfires and the loss of permafrost on ecosystems. The NASA-funded research is part of the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment.