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NASA image: Skunk fire in Arizona

The Skunk Fire in Arizona started with a lightning strike on Saturday, April 19. Currently over 10,000 acres have been affected. It is located in the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The terrain in the area ...

dateMay 16, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Signal Fire in New Mexico

Firefighters are currently battling the Signal Fire in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. The fire was reported by the Signal Peak Lookout Tower Sunday (May 11) in the afternoon and is located approximately ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Fighting a pernicious weed with fire

Carefully staged "prescribed fire" can reset a rangeland's biological clock, awaken dormant plants, and breathe new life and diversity into an ecosystem. When fire rolls over a rangeland, it gives perennial ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Environment
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On the trail of fire ant pheromones

The painful sting of the red imported fire ant is not easily forgotten. Delivered in large numbers, the stings can kill small animals. Humans that develop hypersensitivity to the ants' venom are at risk as ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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