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Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change

Wildfires, which send hot flames and smoke high into the air, create black carbon emissions associated with climate change and risk to human health. Carbon emissions from wildfires in the contiguous U.S. are expected to increase ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Environment
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How waste wood works for forests

At first glance, they may look lush and green, but many of the nation's forests also are chock-full of brush—often, invasive species and disease-transmitting biomass—just waiting for a spark. "One of the reasons wildfires ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Environment
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