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Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires

October 1, 2019

A preventive treatment developed by Stanford researchers could greatly reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires. The approach,…
Satellite image showing fires in Borneo. Image credit: Jeff Schmaltz/NASA
Satellite data can reveal fire susceptibility in peatlands

September 20, 2019

When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere…
Fire Forecasting Goes Into the Wild

September 20, 2019

If firefighters knew exactly how a wildfire was going to spread, they could work more efficiently and safely.…
A perspective from space on the Earth’s future

September 19, 2019

Remote sensing technology, which measures objects from a distance, has advanced along with aviation technology and the use…
UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

September 19, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting…
Tiny Airborne Particles from Wildfires have Climate Change Implications

September 16, 2019

Chemical and microphysical analyses reveal formation processes for tarballs that result from emissions of biomass burned in wildfires…
Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change’s Impact on Fires

September 11, 2019

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite…
Researchers show satellite data can reveal fire susceptibility in peatlands

September 10, 2019

When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere…
NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space

August 30, 2019

NASA’s Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions…
Researcher using AI to get a step ahead of wildfires

August 26, 2019

Weather and fuel—two leading wildfire culprits—are now in the crosshairs of a University of Alberta researcher hoping to…
Boreal Forest Fires Could Release Deep Soil Carbon

August 22, 2019

Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according…
Forestry practice inspired by wildfire could help save grizzly bears, study shows

July 31, 2019

A shift in how Alberta forests are managed could benefit grizzly bears, according to new research from the…
Fuel surplus could cause another destructive wildfire season

July 12, 2019

Eight months after the Camp Fire consumed the Northern California town of Paradise and was pronounced the deadliest…
Declining fire threatens Serengeti ecosystem

July 9, 2019

A study of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem led by University of Liverpool researchers has found that an increase in…
Is wildfire management ‘for the birds’?

July 3, 2019

Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk…
Researchers explain what to expect from wildfire season this year and in the future

June 17, 2019

The recipe for disaster is simple. Throughout Western North America, millions of people live in high-risk wildfire zones…
Wildfire smoke worse for kids’ health than smoke from controlled burns

June 3, 2019

Children were exposed to higher air pollutant levels during a California wildfire than during a similar-sized controlled burn,…
Help deter wildfires around homes with appropriate landscaping

June 3, 2019

Drawing a line around the house with fire-resistant landscapes can mean the difference between a home consumed by…
More intense wildfires are here to stay and we need to adapt: report

May 28, 2019

Zac Robinson remembers hiking through B.C.’s Monashee Mountains last August and, on a cloudless day, staring directly into…
Big data brings new era for tracking wildfire smoke and predicting air quality

May 27, 2019

Wildfire smoke can travel quickly and pose significant health hazards to communities. The University of Nevada, Reno is…
Early warning for wildland fires? There could be an app for that

April 17, 2019

While state and federal officials are looking ahead and worrying about the coming fire season and how to…
Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire

April 5, 2019

A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that…
OSU ramping up research to better predict wildfire behavior

February 26, 2019

On the heels of Oregon’s most expensive wildfire season ever in 2018, researchers at Oregon State University are…
Tree-ring analysis explains physiology behind drought intolerance brought on by fire suppression

December 28, 2018

Tree rings tell the story of what’s happening physiologically as fire suppression makes forests more dense and less…
Image shows the Ozone (O3) injury symptoms on sensitive trees: (A) Ailanthus altissima, (B) Populus tomentosa, (C) Rhus typhina, (D) Ulmus pumila. Credit: Wuxing Wan / Environmental Pollution
Pollutants from wild fires affect crop and vegetation growth hundreds of kilometres from impact zone, research shows

December 27, 2018

The startling extent to which violent wild fires, similar to those that ravaged large swathes of California recently,…
Wildfire ash could trap mercury

December 14, 2018

In the summers of 2017 and 2018, heat waves and drought conditions spawned hundreds of wildfires in the…
Regions increasingly suffer hot, dry conditions at the same time

December 3, 2018

A new study from Stanford University suggests that the kind of hot, dry conditions that can shrink crop yields, destabilize…
Stanford researchers discuss the reality of air pollution in the Bay Area and beyond

November 23, 2018

People wearing smoke masks, children going stir-crazy indoors, families driving hours to find fresh air. Alarming as it…
NASA’s ARIA Maps California Wildfires from Space

November 13, 2018

California continues to be plagued by wildfires – including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp…
UO research may soon make Oregon safer in quakes and fires

October 18, 2018

Research by UO seismologist and earth sciences professor Douglas Toomey is shaping a new set of policy agendas…
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