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Article ID: 659359

Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About How Health and Economic Impact of Wildfires Can Be Felt Hundreds of Miles From the Flames

Virginia Tech

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17-Aug-2016 9:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 656388

El Niño Could Drive Intense Season for Amazon Fires

University of California, Irvine

The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine.

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29-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 656078

From Fire Break to Fire Hazard

McMaster University

The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke, warns a McMaster researcher who documents the threat – and a possible solution ¬– in a paper published today in the journal Nature Scientific reports.

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24-Jun-2016 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 656089

@UUtah Geographer Available to Comment on Wildfire Evacuation "Trigger Points" and a Way to Let Homeowners Check on Their Property

University of Utah

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24-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 654619

Wildfire on Warming Planet Requires Adaptive Capacity at Local, National, Int'l Scales

Southern Methodist University

'Fire adaptive communities' live compatibly with wildfire -- in some cases for centuries or millennia; magnitude of the wildfire challenges we face on a warming planet will demand greater collaboration and integration.

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1-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 654480

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

Kansas State University

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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31-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 654287

Wildfire -- It's Not Spreading Like Wildfire

Swansea University

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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25-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 653775

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

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

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18-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 653382

Wildfires to Increase in Alaska with Future Climate Change

University of Montana

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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11-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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