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Peat fires—a legacy of carbon up in smoke

It reads like a movie script - ash falling from the sky, thick smoke shutting down airports and businesses, road closures trapping remote northern villages. But this is not from a script; rather, it is a University of Guelph-led ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Fire-blight resistant apples

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Julius Kühn Institute in Germany have created the first fire-blight-resistant apple. With the aid of so-called cis-genetic engineering, they transfered a resistance gene from a wild apple ...

dateMar 13, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Croatian island fires causing summer havoc

Firefighters in Croatia have been on high alert during this current fire season. Raging wildfires off the coast on the islands of Korcula and Brac as well as two major fires on the Peljesac Peninsula have wreaked havoc on ...

dateJul 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Jellyfish flames on the ISS

Fire is inanimate, yet anyone staring into a flame could be excused for thinking otherwise: Fire dances and swirls. It reproduces, consumes matter, and produces waste. It adapts to its environment. It needs oxygen to survive.

dateSep 11, 2014 in Space Exploration
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NASA image: Funny River Fire, Alaska

According to the Alaskan Division of Forestry the Funny River fire was very active overnight (May 20) because of low humidity. Currently the fire is estimated to be near 7,000 acres and has reached Tustumena Lake. It is spreading ...

dateMay 21, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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