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Emergency Preparedness, emergency kits, Weather Emergency

The Medical Minute: Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies

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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.

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Forest Fires, Wildfires, Fire ecology, fire behavior, forest restoration, fire season, Western U.S.

Forestry Experts Available to Discuss Causes, Effects of Dozens of Fires in Western U.S.

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mutual aid, First Responders, responder tech, Situational Awareness, mutual aid systems, Disaster Response, Disaster Preparedness, Information Sharing

National Mutual Aid Technology Exercise Brings Together a Diverse Group

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NMATE brought together technologists, operators, and decision makers from around the country to determine to what extent existing mutual aid technology systems are able to share and incorporate each other’s resource and situational awareness information.

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Forest, controlled burn, Mercury, Wildfire, Wilderness, fish, fire

No Mercury Accumulation in Fish After Fire

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The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds.

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Wildfire, Pollution, Aerosol, aerosol concentration, pollution and remediation, wildfire management, wildfire risks, wildfire damage, wildfire prevention, wildfire modeling, Emission, Emissions Reduction, fine particle pollution, fine particulate air pollution, Fine Particulate Matter, Particulate Matter, Particulate Pollution, Particulate, NASA, SEAC4RS, BBO

Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

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Wildfires are major polluters. Their plumes are three times as dense with aerosol-forming fine particles as previously believed. For the first time, researchers have flown an orchestra of modern instruments through brutishly turbulent wildfire plumes to measure emissions in real time. They have also exposed other never before measured toxins.

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Smoke From Wildfires Can Have Lasting Climate Impact

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Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun – sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it.

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soil, forest fire, Prescribed burns, Forest Service, Forest

How Do Forests Recover From Fire?

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Forest fires can be frightening, destructive events. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the effects of forest fires on soil ecosystems—and how they bounce back.

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In Response to Great Smoky Mountain Fires: Virginia Tech Experts Can Talk About Post-Traumatic Stress, Impact on Tourism

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Environment, fire and rescue, forest and wildlife ecology, Smoky Mountains

University of Tennessee Experts Can Talk About Gatlinburg Fire

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Allergist, asthma expert, Asthma, Acaai, Wildfire

Expert Allergist Available to Speak on the Effects of the Southern Wildfires on Asthma Sufferers







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