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Refining fire behavior modeling

Research by USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station biometrician Bernie Parresol takes center stage in a special issue of the journal Forest Ecology and Management due out in June. Parresol is lead author of two of ...

dateMay 22, 2012 in Environment
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Soon more heat stress in cities?

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, scientists have conducted a global study of the effects persistent heatwaves can have on cities. The results reveal that the frequency of summer heat stress could increase ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Environment
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Quebec fires continue raging

Fires around James Bay continue raging in Canada due to the driest summer the region has seen in 40 years as seen in this Aqua satellite photo from July 09, 2013. These fires have been raging for several ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires in Manitoba, Canada

There are currently 27 fires in the northeast section of Manitoba. These fires have burned over 126,000 hectares (over 311,000 acres). Showers have lowered wildfire danger levels in most areas of the province ...

dateJul 01, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Huge wildfire shutters Chile national park

Chilean firefighters on Saturday tried to contain a massive wildfire that has ravaged tens of thousands of acres of pristine Patagonia and forced authorities to close a popular national park.

dateDec 31, 2011 in Environment
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