Wildfires
Reducing wildfire risks for better management and resource allocation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Difficult to contain, wildfires consume everything in their path and wreak havoc on human and animal lives, homes and landscapes. From 1995 to 2015, wildfire management has cost the U.S.... more
Reducing wildfire risks for better management and resource allocation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Managing future wildfire risk requires an interface between human decision processes and knowledge about climate trends related to fire, as well as humans' abilities to anticipate wildfire potential and mitigation... more
Bats may benefit from wildfire  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Bats face many threats -- from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not among those threats. more
Changing wildfires in the California's Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research suggests fire, as it becomes more frequent and severe, poses a substantial risk to goshawks in the Sierra Nevada region. more
Changing wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Wildfire is a natural process in the forests of the western US, and many species have evolved to tolerate, if not benefit from it. But wildfire is changing.... more
Wildfire may benefit forest bats: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bats face many threats—from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not among those threats, suggests a study from the University of California, Davis, published... more
Better wildfire and smoke predictions with new vegetation database  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's hard to find a place in the U.S. that isn't impacted by wildfires and smoke. more
California is famous for earthquakes and wildfires—but don't forget about its volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Margaret Mangan didn't sleep well in the weeks following the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes. The July shaking triggered a swarm of smaller tremors in the... more
Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
B. Don Russell wasn't thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. more
California's valley oak is poorly adapted to rising temperatures, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With increasing regularity, Californians are witnessing firsthand the destructive power of wildfires. But not everyone sees what happens after the flames die down, when debris is... more
Natural disasters contribute to holiday travel delays  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Holiday travel is stressful enough—we know we're supposed to arrive at the airport early, give extra time to drive places, and expect delays. But what about checking the weather on the other side of... more
Study: Wildfires in Oregon's blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Under a warming climate, wildfires in Oregon's southern Blue Mountains will become more frequent, more extensive and more... more
Wildfires in Oregon's blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Under a warming climate, wildfires in Oregon's southern Blue Mountains will become more frequent, more extensive and more severe, according... more
Scientists suggest binding goals to rescue Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As thousands of wildfires and deforestation escalate in the Amazon rainforest, a team of international scientists has called for governments to enact six key goals to protect the vital wilderness. more
Survey finds gain in endangered red squirrel population  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Wildlife officials say an endangered squirrel subspecies in southeastern Arizona is fighting its way back after much of its mountain habitat was burned by a 2017 wildfire. more
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