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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 11, 2013

Firefighters faced extremely hot and dry conditions which contributed to more active fire activity with isolated flare-ups inside current containment lines. The fire is active in the Clavey River Reynolds ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 10, 2013

Hot and extremely dry conditions combined with shifting winds and low humidity continue to plague firefighter efforts at the Rim Fire in California. To date over 254,000 acres have been burned. Pockets of ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 9, 2013

Inciweb.org updates the Rim Fire with this information: "Firefighters will face continued hot and extremely dry conditions. Shifting winds coupled with low humidity will provide conditions for active fire ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update—Sept. 6, 2013

The Rim Fire, now three weeks old, is still burning through Yosemite Forest. The blaze, thought to have been started by a hunter's illegal fire, has consumed over 246,000 acres of land. At present, this fire ...

dateSep 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 02, 2013

The Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park, which began on August 17, 2013 is now the fourth largest fire in California's history. According to Inciweb.org for Sept. 02, 2013: "The Rim Fire grew approximately ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Solar energy for sensor nodes

Tiny solar cells applied directly to a silicon chip are a potential way of efficiently and reliably powering wireless sensor networks in the future. Above all, this would simplify large-scale applications, ...

dateSep 02, 2013 in Engineering
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NASA image: Rim Fire update—Aug. 30, 2013

Update for August 30, 2013 - The fire is over 201,00 acres as of 6 am this morning, Aug. 30, 2013 with containment at 32%. More than 40,000 acres of that fire have burned within Yosemite National Park. At ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Landsat revisits old flames in fire trends

(Phys.org) —The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Aug. 29, 2013

Slowly but surely, the Rim Fire in California is being contained. Currently it is 30% contained. The fire has burned over 192,000 acres. The use of aircraft and water/chemical dumping on the fire has been ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires plague Portugal

Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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