Wildfires
'It eats everything'—the new breed of wildfire that's impossible to predict  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
We're fighting a different kind of wildfire whose behaviour experts are struggling to predict. more
Study calls on feds to invest in local volunteer disaster response, recovery groups  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Data from 2017 Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California natural disasters highlights key collaboration gaps and better ways to save money, time... more
Latest weather satellite will improve forecasts for western U.S., Alaska, HawaiiFebruary 12, 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation geostationary weather satellites, has completed its checkout phase and... more
New Zealand wildfire expected to burn for weeks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A large New Zealand wildfire is expected to burn for weeks longer but has moved away from some inhabited areas, allowing residents of an evacuated village to return home soon, firefighters said... more
Climate change should tamp down California's wildfire-fanning Santa Ana winds, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have warned that California should brace for more wildfire as global warming drives longer bouts of hot, dry weather. more
NW Forest Plan 25 years later: Wildfire losses up, bird populations down  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in... more
NW Forest Plan 25 years later: Wildfire losses up, bird populations down  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in... more
More of Africa scarred by fires than thought  ESA · 3 weeks
Wildfires can cause devastation and are also to blame for more than a quarter of greenhouse gases being released into... more
Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia but its impact has diminished in recent years as other natural... more
Software that can automatically detect fake news  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically... more
January was officially Australia's hottest month on record  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north. more
Shutdown casts pall on effort to help Oregon winegrowers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into... more
The birds who seek out Goldilocks fires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As wildfires become more prevalent and more severe, these 'megafires' are not only deadly and destructive, they may also negatively affect wildlife species that depend on habitat that lies in their wake, according to... more
To understand climate change, we need to understand weather now  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate scientists have known for decades that there's more to climate change than higher temperatures. Sea levels are rising, wildfires are blazing and droughts are diminishing water supplies... more
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