Even in restored forests, extreme weather strongly influences wildfire's impacts
The 2013 Rim Fire, the largest wildland fire ever recorded in the Sierra Nevada region, is still fresh in the minds of Californians, as is the urgent need to bring forests back to a more resilient condition. ...
Crazy ants dominate fire ants by neutralizing their venom
Invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a University of Texas at Austin study published ...
Image: Colours of Borneo
This image from Japan's ALOS satellite was captured over part of southern Borneo, an island in Southeast Asia.
Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick doesn't match Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku
Amazon is determined to be a player in the market for digital media devices, gadgets that allow users to stream movies, television shows and music from the Internet to their televisions and living room entertainment ...
Researchers discover ant rivals mix venom creating first instance of naturally occurring ionic liquid
Second time through, Mars rover examines chosen rocks
(Phys.org) —NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining ...
Firefighters' portable radios may fail at elevated temperatures
New test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) confirm that portable radios used by firefighters can fail to operate properly within 15 minutes when exposed to temperatures ...
Climate change, forest fires drove widespread surface melting of Greenland ice sheet
Rising temperatures and ash from Northern Hemisphere forest fires combined to cause large-scale surface melting of the Greenland ice sheet in 1889 and 2012, contradicting conventional thinking that the melt ...
3D scan of the Hell-Fire Caves of West Wycombe
A PhD student at the University of Bristol is raising money to undertake a ground-breaking 3D scan of one of the most mysterious sites in the UK - the Hell-Fire Caves of West Wycombe.
Coexist or perish, new wildfire analysis says
Many fire scientists have tried to get Smokey the Bear to hang up his "prevention" motto in favor of tools like thinning and prescribed burns, which can manage the severity of wildfires while allowing them ...
Tesla CEO says fire caused by impaled battery
The CEO of electric car company Tesla said Friday that a battery in a Model S that caught fire this week was apparently impaled by a metal object.
Third fire in Tesla Model S reported
A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.
Drought, fires impact ability of Amazon to hold carbon dioxide
Fires in the Amazon could jeopardize the forest's ability to soak up carbon dioxide emissions even as deforestation there slows down, according to a Penn State geographer.
In the wake of high-profile battery fires, a safer approach emerges
As news reports of lithium-ion battery (LIB) fires in Boeing Dreamliner planes and Tesla electric cars remind us, these batteries—which are in everyday portable devices, like tablets and smartphones—have ...