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Article ID: 715497

Smoke from Canadian fires drifts into United States

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Canada has been battling a very active and destructive fire season on multiple fronts this year. A warming climate, very dry environment, and more extreme weather including severe thunderstorms has led to massive wildfires throughout the country.

Released:
9-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715320

Is wildfire management "for the birds?"

University of California, Berkeley

Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk of large and destructive wildfires in the region, these iconic animals face the real threat of losing even more of their forest habitat.

Released:
3-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: S&T Explores Wildland Fire Innovation with Federal and Global Partners

Article ID: 714918

S&T Explores Wildland Fire Innovation with Federal and Global Partners

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, FEMA and USFA are working closely with the national and international first responder community on the growing problem of fires in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

Released:
25-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 713421

In a fire-prone world, which trees hold the most carbon matters, researchers say

Northern Arizona University

Forest management must account for the elevated risk large, hot fires pose to older trees that store more carbon, researchers from NAU, UNM, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) at Northern Arizona University say in a new opinion piece in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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23-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UC San Diego’s HPWREN Workshop Attracts First Responders, Scientists, Educators

Article ID: 711860

UC San Diego’s HPWREN Workshop Attracts First Responders, Scientists, Educators

University of California San Diego

Users and supporters of UC San Diego’s High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) gathered earlier this month for an update on current projects and plans for the internet-connected cyberinfrastructure of cameras and sensors that have alerted first responders to wildfires in remote areas of greater San Diego.

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24-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Snapshot: S&T’s Rapid DNA Technology Identified Victims of California Wildfire

Article ID: 711841

Snapshot: S&T’s Rapid DNA Technology Identified Victims of California Wildfire

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Funded in part by DHS S&T, Rapid DNA technology, positively identified 85 percent of the victims in the aftermath of the Camp Fire wildfire.

Released:
24-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Genetics, Technology, Wildfires

Languages:

English

Article ID: 711716

How does wildlife fare after fires?

La Trobe University

Fire ecologists and wildlife specialists at La Trobe University have made key discoveries in how wildlife restores itself after bushfires

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22-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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