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NASA image: Fires in Northern Washington State

The Pacific Northwest has been inundated with wildfires most stemming from lightning strikes during summer storms. Four of these wildfires can be seen in this natural-color Aqua satellite image collected ...

Aug 12, 2014
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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 ...

Aug 30, 2013
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Researchers develop new high-yield pear cultivar

A new pear cultivar, 'Gem', has been released jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Oregon State University, Michigan State University and Clemson University. Gem is ideal for the fresh market, ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia's drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Image: King Fire in California still blazing

Over 92,960 acres have been burned by the King Fire since it began on September 13, 2014. The fire is currently 38% contained, and the cause of the fire is arson. Over 7,600 personnel are battling this fire.

Sep 24, 2014
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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 ...

Sep 06, 2013
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