Wildfires
What climate change means for Northwestern US wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A synthesis study looks at how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The authors also suggest how managers and individual landowners in different... more
Researchers forecast longer, more extreme wildfire seasons  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
In California, a changing climate has made autumn feel more like summer, with hotter, drier weather that increases the risk of longer, more dangerous wildfire seasons, according to a new Stanford-led study. more
Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest—from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire... more
UM receives funding for research center dedicated to addressing public health challenges  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As emergent pathogens like coronavirus and climate-related health challenges like wildfire smoke plague human populations, the University of Montana has received funding for a... more
Wildfire perceptions largely positive after hiking in a burned landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When hikers returned to UC Davis Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve in 2016, a year after a wildfire swept through its expanse of oak trees and chaparral in Northern... more
Scientists expect spring floods to be milder than last year  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Too often disasters come in threes. But the year of global pandemic and record wildfires in Australia will not also be a year of historic floods in the... more
Study shows effects of wildfires on health  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In recent years, wildfires have grabbed the spotlight for their size, severity, and frequency, with scenes of destruction in California last fall and then Australia just weeks ago dominating international news. Extremely high ambient... more
Unexpected ways animals influence fires  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Animals eating plants might seem like an obvious way to suppress fire, and humans are already using the enormous appetites of goats, deer, and cows to reduce the fuel available for potential wildfires. But other animals such as... more
Victims of mass casualty event are quickly identified by rapid DNA test  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
To quickly identify victims of the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California's history, researchers used a technique called Rapid DNA Identification that... more
Rapid DNA test quickly identifies victims of mass casualty event  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
To quickly identify victims of the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California's history, researchers used a technique called Rapid DNA Identification that can provide results within... more
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