Wildfires
Tracking the tinderbox: Stanford scientists map wildfire fuel moisture across western US  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have developed a deep-learning model that maps fuel moisture levels in fine detail across 12 western states, opening a door for better fire... more
COVID-19 could reduce wildfire risk this season, says expert  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
COVID-19 may cause a drop in spring wildfires as people are still being asked to self-isolate throughout May, Alberta's riskiest fire month, says a University of Alberta expert. more
Mapping dry wildfire fuels with AI and new satellite data  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
As California and the American West head into fire season amid the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are harnessing artificial intelligence and new satellite data to help predict blazes across... more
Wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study has shown for the first time the full extent of the areas burned by Victorian bushfires over the past two decades. more
New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) has shown for the first time the full extent of the areas burned by Victorian... more
Water loss in northern peatlands threatens to intensify fires, global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have uncovered new information about the distinct effects of climate change on boreal forests and peatlands, which threaten to worsen wildfires and accelerate global warming. more
Water loss in northern peatlands threatens to intensify fires, global warming  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of 59 international scientists, led by researchers at Canada's McMaster University, has uncovered new information about the distinct effects of climate change on boreal... more
Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Thinning the Sierra Nevada forest by removing trees by hand or using heavy machinery is one of the few tools available to manage forests. However, finding... more
Brazil to deploy army to fight Amazon deforestation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the army Thursday to fight Amazon wildfires and deforestation, amid warnings the world's biggest rainforest is disappearing even faster than during record devastation last year. more
Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The forest of the Sierra Nevada mountains is an important resource for the surrounding communities in Nevada and California. Thinning the forest by removing trees by... more
Prescribed burns may introduce new atmospheric toxins  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In many of the world's forested regions, wildfires are an unavoidable fact of life. From the forests of Portugal, to the woods of California, to the recent devastation of the Australian bushfires, widespread fires... more
Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Logging of native forests increases the risk and severity of fire and likely had a profound effect on the recent, catastrophic Australian bushfires, according to new research. In the wake of the country's worst... more
Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Logging of native forests increases the risk and severity of fire and likely had a profound effect on the recent, catastrophic Australian bushfires, according to new research. more
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