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Rising From Wildfires' Ashes Starts with Social Networks Says Expert

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Rising From Wildfires' Ashes Starts with Social Networks

How well residents evicted by Western wildfires know their neighbors will likely play a major role in how they cope and rebuild, says a Purdue University expert.

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Climate Change Will Alter Risks of Wildfire Worldwide, Some Shifts Rapid, Extensive

Some regions expected to have more wildfires while others will have fewer.

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Soil And Water Quality, Wildfire, Lake Tahoe, Soil Scientist, fire suppression

Wildfire and an Example of Its Important Link to the Ecosystem

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A dilemma is smouldering-- even as wildfires top the current headlines. New research highlights the practice of aggressive fire suppression by using studies at Lake Tahoe as an active example.

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Environment And Sustainability, Environment Policy, Fire Hazard, Forest Fires, Wildfires, Drought, Natural Resources, Resource Management, Forest Health, forest management, Forest Thinning, forest ecology, Forest Density, fire conditions , Climate Change

A Look Back Suggests More Catastrophic Fires Ahead for Western U.S.

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Catastrophic wildfires are on the rise in the western United States and a set of conditions may be contributing to a perfect storm for more fires, according to NAU’s Scott Anderson, professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.

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Spreading Like Wildfire? Maybe, Maybe Not

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DHS-funded research, with The Dragon, and Baby Dragon, helps define fire standards to protect homes. Yhey are conduction experimental fire research to discover when and how quickly wildfire embers ignite fires in structures along the wildland urban interface, and what we can do to prevent it.

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Climate Change to Increase Yellowstone Wildfires Dramatically

Research by UC Merced Professor Anthony Westerling shows large fires could become annual events by 2050, transforming the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in fundamental ways

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rangeland ecology and management, Great Basin, Sagebrush Ecosystem Management, urban-rural, fuels treatment, Restoration, social acceptability, Trust, Wildfires

Wildfires Ignite Issues of Land Management and Public Trust in Agencies

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The wildfires currently raging in the southwestern United States bring issues of land management into the public eye. Land management actions, such as prescribed fire, grazing, herbicides, felling trees, and mowing, can restore native plants and reduce wildfire. However, the public’s view of land management and their trust in land management agencies can pose another obstacle.

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Some Desert Birds Less Affected By Wildfires and Climate Change

A new Baylor University study has found that some bird species in the desert southwest are less affected, and in some cases positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat. In fact, the Baylor researchers say that fire actually helps some bird species because of the habitat that is formed after a fire is positive for the bird’s prey needs.

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Massive Fires Remain Destructive After the Burn Has Gone

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This season’s massive Arizona fires making headlines around the globe have destroyed dozens of structures and burned nearly three-quarters of a million acres. They also are contributing to global warming, scientists say, by upsetting the carbon balance while they are burning and for years to come.







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