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Article ID: 649749

Wildland Communities Must Learn to Live with Fire

South Dakota State University

“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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14-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 649700

Wildland Fire Emissions Worse in Polluted Areas

University of California, Riverside

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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11-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 649660

Olin Drone Research Aims to Help Fight Wildfires

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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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11-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 646336

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

University of Maryland, College Park

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

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19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 641849

Measuring the Impacts of Severe Wildfires in the Arctic

Northern Arizona University

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.

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21-Oct-2015 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 640870

International Research Team Finds Thriving Wildlife Populations in Chernobyl

University of Georgia

A team of international researchers, including James Beasley, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Warnell School Forestry and Natural Resources, has discovered abundant populations of wildlife at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident.

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5-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 640852

Management Lessons from Wildfire Fighting, Twitter’s Impact on IPOs, and Reversing Repugnant Views of Human Organ Sales Are among Topics in New Johns Hopkins Business Research Magazine

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The fall 2015 issue of Changing Business is now available online and in print. The cover story, “Trial by Fire,” examines a study in which workers in various fields can benefit from the lessons that wildfire fighting offers in performing well under unpredictable circumstances. The topic is of particular timeliness as states in the Western U.S. continue to battle spreading wildfires.

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5-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 640110

Reducing Catastrophic Wildfires Through Managed Burns

Northern Arizona University

An article published in Science this week, suggests catastrophic wildfire danger could be reduced by increasing use of planning burning in land management plans.

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18-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 639603

Southern California Wildfires Exhibit Split Personalities

University of California, Irvine

Wildfires have ravaged both populated and unpopulated regions of Southern California at an increasing rate over the past few decades, and scientists from three University of California campuses and partner institutions are predicting that by midcentury, as a consequence of climate change causing hotter and drier summers, a lot more will go up in flames.

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8-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 638769

UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes

University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans.

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18-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT
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