Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures
Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual. Contemporary ...
The interaction of climate change, fire, and forests in the US
A special section of the September issue of Forest Ecology and Management, available online now, assesses the interactions among fire, climate change, and forests for five major regions of the United States.
Forest fires in Spain have evolved with the climate since 1968
A group from the University of Alcalá (Spain) has defined the landscape of forest fires on a nationwide scale over the course of 42 years. The research has found that the abandonment of agricultural land ...
Ten things to know about invasive fire ants on the march
Heading for a summer picnic or hike, or just out to mow your lawn? In the U.S. Southeast and beyond, you might want to watch where you walk.
Climate change is fueling forest disturbances
Climate change is already altering the environment. Long-lived ecosystems such as forests are particularly vulnerable to the comparatively rapid changes in the climate system. A new international study published ...
Kangaroos win when Aborigines hunt with fire
Australia's Aboriginal Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small grass fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts ...
Pyrocumulonibus cloud rises up from Canadian wildfires
The Northern Territories in Canada is experiencing one of its worst fire seasons in history. As of this date, there have been 344 wildfires that have burned 2,830,907 hectares of land (close to 7 million ...
Image: Fires not slowing around Yellowknife
Fires and the resultant smoke that comes from them are both just as widespread and heavy as they were in the month of July. Hundreds of fires dot the landscape and the Northwest Territories Live Fire map ...
Fire season in West expected to get more intense
(AP)—Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
Image: Fires in California and Oregon
The Little Deer fire in California began as a lightning strike on July 31, 2014. Currently it has burned 4,700 acres and is 43% contained however there has been increased humidity over the fire the last 24 ...
Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, research finds
When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.
Drought and humans combine for dangerous fire season
10 major wildfires continue to burn in California, with several more in Oregon and Washington.
Image: Smoke from Russian fires over Arctic Sea
Numerous wildfires have dotted the Russian landscape this past summer fire season. Although not quite as the adage says, although still true, where there's fire there's smoke. The smoke in this image has ...
Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.