05 Jul '12, 7pm

This image of the Colorado wildfire scar will blow your mind

This image of the Colorado wildfire scar will blow your mind

This image from NASA (click to embiggen) shows the scar from the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado. It’s a false-color image — the fields aren’t actually running red with blood out there, yet — but the size of that burned patch is no illusion. Compare it to the city of Colorado Springs in the lower right corner, or the Air Force Academy airfield in the upper right. The red in this image is actually vegetation — NASA’s satellite covers both the visible and infrared spectrum to get a more accurate image, which is why it looks like that. So unburnt forest is bright red, and lighter vegetation is pinkish. The white parts, pretty obviously, are buildings. And that huge dark-brown chunk — well, that used to be vegetation, and some of it used to be buildings. Almost 350 homes were damaged or destroyed in the blaze, which swept over 18,247 acres. This is normally where we put a clever...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/this-image-of-the-colorado-wildfire...

Tweets

The 'burn scar' left by the Waldo Canyon (Colo.) wildfire, as seen yesterday by our Terra satellite.

The 'burn scar' left by the Waldo Canyon (Colo....

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Jul '12, 5pm

The Waldo Canyon Fire was first reported on June 23, 2012, burning in Pike National Forest, three miles (5 kilometers) wes...

The 'burn scar' from the Fontenelle fire in Wyoming, as seen by our EO-1 satellite this week.

The 'burn scar' from the Fontenelle fire in Wyo...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 06 Jul '12, 5am

The Fontenelle Fire was first reported on June 24, 2012, burning in Bridger-Teton National Forest, about 18 miles (29 kilo...

Rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air, Flag still there, This pics got it all #happy4th

Rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air, Flag ...

navy.mil 05 Jul '12, 4am

BALTIMORE (June 16, 2012) Fireworks light the night skies over Fort McHenry during Baltimore Navy Week 2012 events celebra...

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

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

Climate: Bark beetles, like all insects, are ectotherms (an organism whose body temperature varies with the temperature of...

GE To Delay Colorado Thin-film Manufacturing Plant

GE To Delay Colorado Thin-film Manufacturing Plant

renewableenergyworld.com 05 Jul '12, 4pm

Now, energy giant GE said it is putting plans for its Aurora, Colo., plant on hold for 18 months in reaction to the contin...

GE To Delay Colorado Thin-film Manufacturing Plant

GE To Delay Colorado Thin-film Manufacturing Plant

renewableenergyworld.com 05 Jul '12, 9pm

Now, energy giant GE said it is putting plans for its Aurora, Colo., plant on hold for 18 months in reaction to the contin...

Latest updates on Colorado #wildfire near US #AirForce Academy & National Guard effort there

Latest updates on Colorado #wildfire near US #A...

stripes.com 30 Jun '12, 11pm

View Gallery (4 images) President Barack Obama talks with firefighters in Mountain Shadow as he toured decimation from The...

10 Reasons Why You'll Blow That Big Deal

10 Reasons Why You'll Blow That Big Deal

seomoz.org 03 Jul '12, 10am

Okay, maybe not you personally… I'm only speaking in hypotheticals here. But let's face it, some of us are better at closi...

(Air Force Times) No parts available for C-130 ...

airforcetimes.com 07 Jul '12, 3pm

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/07/ap-air-force-no-parts-for-c-130-wildfire-tankers-070712/ No parts available for ...

'Blame-ologists' and the Colorado Fires

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

Climate: Bark beetles, like all insects, are ectotherms (an organism whose body temperature varies with the temperature of...

Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires?

Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires?

grist.org 29 Jun '12, 5pm

The wildfires raging through Colorado and the West are unbelievable. As of yesterday there were 242 fires burning, accordi...