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Article ID: 719338

Just How Much of the Amazon is Burning?

New York University

Capturing the full scale of the fires requires cooperation between scientists and on-the-ground reporters, Matthew Hayek, an environmental studies professor, explains.

20-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 719087

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 – An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition. Built around a machine learning algorithm, the model can help in forecasting whether a blaze is going to be small, medium or large by the time it has run its course – knowledge useful to those in charge of allocating scarce firefighting resources.

17-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 718320

Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke

UW Medicine

With wildfires from the Arctic to the Amazon, the issue of wildfires, and the resulting smoke, is in the news. Dr. Cora Lynn Sack, a UW Medicine pulmonologist, comments.

30-Aug-2019 2:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 718304

Amazon deforestation has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil

University of Leeds

The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to a new study.

30-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718048

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Fires in Amazon Rainforests

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With numerous fires raging in ecologically priceless Amazon rainforests, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Laura C. Schneider can comment on current fire patterns (the number of fires and their location), linkages to tropical rain forest ecology and changes in Brazilian land use policies around deforestation.

27-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Newswise: WildFires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition
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    26-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717951

WildFires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory projected that the combination of climate change and increased wildfires will cause the iconic evergreen conifer trees of Alaska to get pushed out in favor of broadleaf deciduous trees, which shed their leaves seasonally.

23-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717561

Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, international research team reports in Nature

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University postdoc Xanthe Walker led a team that found that legacy carbon, while it remained protected from combustion in older tree stands where the historical fire return interval persisted, it burned in tree stands younger than 60 years old, increasing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

15-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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