User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Land Management :: Fire
Last updated: Oct 12 2018 16:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Moose Lake fire no less horrible 100 years later 12.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
One hundred years ago, Oct. 12, 1918, a convergence of forest fires burned a swath of Minnesota half the size of Rhode Island's land mass, and left hundreds dead.
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Gender-reveal party accident leaves border agent bearing guilt for wildfire 2.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
What to expect when you're expecting? Probably not a 47,000-acre blaze. But that's what Dennis Dickey got after he fired at a target meant to explode in blue or pink. Now, he has pleaded guilty.
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Climate change and corporate greed combine to destroy forests with fire and felling 26.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The razing of millions of acres of forests by wildfires has been increasing in scale and intensity for the past few decades. This year has set new records for the number of trees and shrubs destroyed by fire -- not just in the United States and Canada, but also in many other countries, including England, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Latvia, and North Korea. Wildfires, of course, have been a yearly occurrence in the summer months for centuries. Triggered mainly by lightning, they were nature's way of disposing of dead timber and providing fertile ground for new plant growth. That is still an important natural process, although many conflagrations today are unnaturally caused by human carelessness, such as poorly tended campfires and flipped-away cigarette butts. Far more devastating for the world's forests today, however, are the effects of global warming, mostly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions that emanate from the burning of fossil fuels. One of the detrimental effects of climate ...
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Elite wildland firefighters are the pride of the Blackfeet Reservation 1.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
No drinking, no drugs, no tardiness, and they have to run a seven-minute mile. They're the Chief Mountain Hotshots, the all-Native firefighting crew from Montana's Blackfeet Reservation.
What the drought warnings across Canada are telling us 30.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui As more than 500 forest fires burn across B.C., the drought conditions across the province are also worsening.  On Monday, CBC reported , "Nearly one-quarter of B.C.'s regions are now at the highest drought rating, with no significant rain in the forecast." B.C. is not alone in experiencing droughts and other extreme weather events, all of which are worsening with climate change. Many regions across provinces and territories, which are on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, have issued drought warnings. There were 120 forest fires burning in northern Ontario earlier this month, which have now decreased to 26 fires.    These extreme weather patterns seriously threaten clean drinking water sources, watersheds as well as our food security. Despite drought, forest fires and extreme weather events, most governments continue to promote an economic system that puts unlimited growth above water, our climate and the vital needs of people and the planet.  Governments must take immediate ...
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Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017. There's More to Do 14.8.2018 WRI Stories
Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017. There's More to Do Comments|Add Comment|PrintFog over the forest in Kerinci-Seblat National Park. Flickr/Luke Macklin In the midst of the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss in 2017, Indonesia saw an encouraging sign: a 60 percent drop in tree cover loss in primary forests compared with 2016. That's the difference in carbon dioxide emissions from primary forest loss equivalent to 0.2 gigaton of carbon dioxide, or about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Another firefighter dies battling Northern California wildfire 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Officials say the firefighter died Monday at the site of the Mendocino Complex Fire. Over the past several weeks, a total of six firefighters have died in connection to wildfires.
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It's 'all gonna burn': as Holy Fire rages, authorities find a human suspect 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, faces a life sentence if convicted of igniting the Southern California blaze. The wildfire has forced more than 21,000 people to evacuate.
Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season 8.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles -- and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history.
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Largest wildfire in California history still growing 7.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Mendocino Complex, which is 30 percent contained, has been less destructive to property than some other wildfires in the state because it is mostly raging in remote areas. But officials say it threatens 11,300 buildings and some new evacuations were ordered over the weekend.
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Utility worker killed near northern California wildfire 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A utility worker was killed near a northern California wildfire as crews working in sweltering conditions battled multiple blazes, including twin fires that exploded in size and forced hundreds more to evacuate rural communities, officials said Sunday.
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30 Years Later, Yellowstone Fires Are Still a Burning Problem 5.8.2018 EcoTone
103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America: Extreme events, ecosystem resilience and human well-being 5–10 August 2018 Monica G. Turner served as President of ESA for the 2015-2016 term. She is an internationally recognized landscape ecologist, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and received ESA’s Robert H. MacArthur Award in 2008. ...
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'Terrifying' tornadoes of flame burn California city; 2 dead 28.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, officials said Friday.
Colorado wildfire update: Blazes take toll on stressed wildlife, humans warned to take precautions 11.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
More than 182,000 acres of land have been scorched by Colorado wildfire this season and the damage is taking a toll on wildlife.
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Truck fire in southbound lanes of I-25 shuts down highway south of Arapahoe Road 11.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 have been shut down at Arapahoe Road by a semi-truck fire.
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Colorado wildfire update: Colorado has the highest number of active wildfires in the country 10.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
While still early in the wildfire season, drought-plagued Colorado is outpacing all other U.S. states when it comes to the number of actively-burning wildfires, according to federal statistics.
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Colorado wildfire update: Spring Creek fire set to become 2nd largest in state history 10.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
More than a dozen wildfires burned Monday across Colorado as dozens more burned across the western United States.
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Spring Creek fire burns former Forbes Ranch, Colorado’s largest private land holding home to three 14ers 10.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
As the Spring Creek Fire raged through Costilla and Huerfano Counties, it affected thousands of acres of land and property, including Trinchera Ranch -- a 172,000-acre haven formerly colloquially known as "Forbes Ranch."
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Increased air traffic out of Broomfield frustrates neighbors 9.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Residents near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport say they're fine with noise from slurry bombers that land and take off from the airport to assist in fighting wildfires across Colorado.
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Colorado wildfire update: Spring Creek Fire 70 percent contained, San Juan National Forest to take over 416 Fire on Tuesday 9.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Over a dozen wildfires are burning across the state and one new fire broke out in Eagle County, but other fires saw increased containment Sunday. Here's a compilation of the most prominent fires in Colorado.
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