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Cooling, Not Population Loss, Led to Fewer Fires after 1500

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After Columbus’ voyage, burning of New World forests and fields diminished significantly – a phenomenon some have attributed to decimation of native populations. But a University of Utah-led study suggests global cooling resulted in fewer fires because both preceded Columbus in many regions worldwide.

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Active Forest Management to Reduce Fire Could Help Protect Northern Spotted Owl

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The northern spotted owl, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, would actually benefit in the long run from active management of the forest lands that form its primary habitat and are increasingly vulnerable to stand-replacing fire.

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Catastrophic Wildfire Threatens More Urban Homes, but Steps Are Available to Reduce Risks

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Utah Expert on Wildfires, Evacuation Decisions Available for Comment on Fires Out of Control in the Western U.S.

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Rising From Wildfires' Ashes Starts with Social Networks Says Expert

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Rising From Wildfires' Ashes Starts with Social Networks

How well residents evicted by Western wildfires know their neighbors will likely play a major role in how they cope and rebuild, says a Purdue University expert.

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Climate Change Will Alter Risks of Wildfire Worldwide, Some Shifts Rapid, Extensive

Some regions expected to have more wildfires while others will have fewer.

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Soil And Water Quality, Wildfire, Lake Tahoe, Soil Scientist, fire suppression

Wildfire and an Example of Its Important Link to the Ecosystem

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A dilemma is smouldering-- even as wildfires top the current headlines. New research highlights the practice of aggressive fire suppression by using studies at Lake Tahoe as an active example.

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A Look Back Suggests More Catastrophic Fires Ahead for Western U.S.

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Catastrophic wildfires are on the rise in the western United States and a set of conditions may be contributing to a perfect storm for more fires, according to NAU’s Scott Anderson, professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.

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Spreading Like Wildfire? Maybe, Maybe Not

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DHS-funded research, with The Dragon, and Baby Dragon, helps define fire standards to protect homes. Yhey are conduction experimental fire research to discover when and how quickly wildfire embers ignite fires in structures along the wildland urban interface, and what we can do to prevent it.







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