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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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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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Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About Health and Economic Impact of Southern Forest Fires

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Conservation, Restoration, Chiricahua leopard frog, Grant County New Mexico

Livestock, Landowners and the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog May Benefit From a Restoration, Conservation Project in Grant County, New Mexico

Several organizations and private landowners are working on restoration techniques to improve wildlife habitat and forage for livestock in Grant County, New Mexico. Projects include stock tank rehabilitation, as well as riparian, spring and wetland restoration.

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Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About How Health and Economic Impact of Wildfires Can Be Felt Hundreds of Miles From the Flames







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