04 Jul '12, 7pm

Why Forest Fires Do Good As Well As Harm

Why Forest Fires Do Good As Well As Harm

Each summer, wildfires burn thousands of acres of forests to the ground. For centuries, fires were suppressed, leading to thick, dense forests that ultimately burn with such intensity that their smoke clouds are sometimes visible for hundreds of miles. Wildfires destroy homes, property and burn so much landscape that the scars are visible from space. Each year, we lose as much forested land to fires as we do to logging and conversion to farmland combined. Yet, far from being restricted to forests alone, wildfires are a global problem, affecting areas as diverse as the American West, the far northern tundra and temperate grasslands.

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Spanish fires destroy vast forest tracts

Spanish fires destroy vast forest tracts

straitstimes.com 30 Jun '12, 3pm

A wildfire spreads around a road in Yatova, near Valencia on June 30, 2012. A forest fire in eastern Spain forced 700 peop...

Green: Pondering a Link Between Forest Fires an...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 29 Jun '12, 12am

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Green Blog: Pondering a Link Between Forest Fires and Climate Change

Green Blog: Pondering a Link Between Forest Fir...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 28 Jun '12, 11pm

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 07 Jul '12, 2pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 28 Jun '12, 10pm

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Fires in Eastern Spain [image] #NASA

Fires in Eastern Spain [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jul '12, 6pm

Wildfires burned around Valencia in eastern Spain in late June 2012. As water-bombing aircraft flew overhead, about 3,000 ...

In case you were wondering, here's a good article on the link between climate change and wildfires

In case you were wondering, here's a good artic...

news.mongabay.com 02 Jul '12, 2pm

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Dot Earth Blog: 'Blame-ologists' and the Colora...

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We are proud to announce that Forest Highlands ...

usga.org 02 Jul '12, 3pm

Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz....

Indonesian fires trigger haze alerts in Malaysia

Indonesian fires trigger haze alerts in Malaysia

news.mongabay.com 24 Jun '12, 2am

Fires in Sumatra detected by NASA's MODIS sensor. Courtesy of Google Earth and NASA. Fires set for land clearing in Indone...

Local haterade: Authors say locavores do more harm than good

Local haterade: Authors say locavores do more h...

grist.org 02 Jul '12, 11am

To save my marriage. My wife and I attended a meeting in 2007 where a prominent academic came to my university who took th...

302nd Airlift Wing gears up to fight fires righ...

af.mil 25 Jun '12, 1pm

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) -- The Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing here received word June 24 tha...