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Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires

Frontiers

Wrapping a building in a fire-protective blanket is a viable way of protecting it against wildfires, finds the first study to scientifically assesses this method of defense.

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15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 720381

Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires

Brown University

In the wake of recent wildfires that have ravaged northern and central California, a new study finds that the severity of fire activity in the Sierra Nevada region has been sensitive to changes in climate over the past 1,400 years. The findings

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8-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720093

Plant diversity a casualty of high-severity wildfires

University of California, Davis

Sierra Nevada forests are losing plant diversity due to high-severity fires, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. These fires are turning patches of forest into shrub fields -- indefinitely, in some cases.

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3-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719338

Just How Much of the Amazon is Burning?

New York University

Capturing the full scale of the fires requires cooperation between scientists and on-the-ground reporters, Matthew Hayek, an environmental studies professor, explains.

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20-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719087

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 – An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition. Built around a machine learning algorithm, the model can help in forecasting whether a blaze is going to be small, medium or large by the time it has run its course – knowledge useful to those in charge of allocating scarce firefighting resources.

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17-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT

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