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Fire seasons are becoming hotter, drier and longer

The fast-moving brush fire tearing through the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend is part of a larger trend: Wildfire seasons in the western United States are lasting longer and burning more land, according to a recent report ...

dateJul 26, 2016 in Environment
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Image: Indian Canyon fire in South Dakota

The Indian Canyon Fire in southwest South Dakota began as a dry lightning strike from passing storm on Saturday, July 16, 2016.  Because of gusty winds the fire expanded quickly reaching 8,000 acres by Sunday morning and ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Alatna wildfire complex in Alaska

The Alaska Wildland Fire Information site reports this about wildfire activity in the state as of July 15, 2016: "For the second day in a row, there were more than 40 new fires in Alaska, most of them burning in a limited ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Beaver Creek Fire in Colorado heats up

The Beaver Creek fire which is located 24 miles north of Walden, CO, erupted on June 19, 2016 under unknown circumstances.  At present the fire has grown to almost 20,000 acres in size.  As of July 12, and in spite of strong ...

dateJul 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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