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Newswise: Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires
Released: 2-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires
University of Washington

Researchers synthesize how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The study also suggests how managers and individual landowners in different ecosystems can best prepare.

Newswise: Assessing Forests From Afar
Released: 31-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Assessing Forests From Afar
University of Delaware

A new study led by the University of Delaware’s Pinki Mondal recommends that in addition to using large swaths of coarse satellite data to evaluate forests on a national scale, it is important for countries to prioritize areas such as national parks and wildlife refuges and use finer scale data in those protected areas to make sure that they are maintaining their health and are being reported on accurately.

Newswise: Indian Ocean phenomenon spells climate trouble for Australia
Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Indian Ocean phenomenon spells climate trouble for Australia
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

New international research by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues has found a marked change in the Indian Ocean’s surface temperatures that puts southeast Australia on course for increasingly hot and dry conditions.

Newswise: The Lungs and Climate Change
Released: 5-Mar-2020 5:05 AM EST
The Lungs and Climate Change
Cedars-Sinai

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, Cedars-Sinai is posting a weekly story and video that investigates the various ways climate change is impacting our bodies. This week's topic: The Lungs and Climate Change.

Newswise: Thinning, prescribed burns protected forests during the massive Carlton Complex wildfire
Released: 27-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
Thinning, prescribed burns protected forests during the massive Carlton Complex wildfire
University of Washington

In the first major study following the devastating 2014 Carlton Complex fire in north central Washington, researchers from the University of Washington and U.S. Forest Service found that previous tree thinning and prescribed burns helped forests survive the fire.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
Toxicological Research on E-cigarettes, PFAS, Cannabinoids, Wildfires, and More to Be Presented during the SOT 59th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo
Society of Toxicology

With 80+ Featured and Scientific Sessions and 2,000+ presentations showcasing advances in fundamental and translational sciences and emerging disciplines and technologies, the 59th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo of the Society of Toxicology is the largest forum for toxicological research in the world.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 11:30 AM EST
Small marsupials in Australia may struggle to adjust to a warming climate
Frontiers

Numerous questions remain unanswered as to how the planet's species will respond to climate change.

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Released: 11-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
New research shows that El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon
Lancaster University

Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
DHS S&T to Evaluate Select Wildfire Sensor Technologies
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T selected four new industry partners to participate in a new wildfire sensors workstream of the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs.


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