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Climate change has doubled western US forest fires

A new study says that human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest fires in the U.S. West over the last 30 years. According to the study, since 1984 heightened temperatures and resulting aridity have ...

dateOct 10, 2016 in Environment
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Taking stock of charcoal in the world's soil

Forest fires hit the headlines all too regularly - in fact, fire affects about 4.64 million km2 of biomass per year, an area almost three times the size of Alaska. But after the fire something remains - stable carbon.

dateOct 07, 2016 in Environment
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Image: Gap Fire in California slows growth

The Gap Fire continues to burn on the Klamath National Forest in northern California. As of early the morning of September 09, the fire is 31,664 acres and 85% contained. Containment lines set up by firefighters continue ...

dateSep 12, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Gap Fire continues in California

The Gap Fire, burning on the Klamath National Forest grounds, is 29,759 acres in size and is 65% contained.  The fire, which began on August 27, 2016 under circumstances still under investigation, has finally lifted all ...

dateSep 09, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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