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Aug. 24, 2012

Tree Rings Tell Tales of Ancient Fires and Climate

Are the movements of wildfires as predictable as the weather? And does climate change cause bigger, hotter blazes?

fire, tree rings, dendrology, climate change, wildfires, forest fire

Sep. 06, 2013

Wildfires Consume Funds Flagged for Prevention

Fire historian Steve Pyne says our fire system resembles our health care system—it’s focused on emergencies and not prevention.

fire, firefighting, wildflire, blazes, steve pyne, u.s. forest service

Feb. 22, 2013

How Wood Smoke Is Dirtying Alaska’s Air

Cathy Cahill, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, discusses air quality in the Last Frontier.

air pollution, fires, wood burning, heating, smog, particulates, air quality

Sep. 28, 2012

Fires and Invasive Grass Threaten American West

Cheatgrass, an invasive weed, chokes out native sagebrush -- and sets the stage for massive blazes.

cheatgrass, wildfire, wild fire, forest fire, prairie fire, invasive species, ecosystem, weed

Sep. 23, 2011

Managing Forests To Manage Wildfires

Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest.

flagstaff arizona fires wildfire burn firevfighter blaze

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