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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. 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

May. 13, 2011

The Physics Of Setting Leaves Aflame

Even if cheap pyrotechnics isn't your thing, the physics behind how this works is relevant to anyone with eyes.

film video flora lens leaf sun light

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

Jun. 08, 2012

The Winning Answer to a Burning Question

The winner of Alan Alda’s ‘Flame Challenge’ draws on animation, song and a physics background.

science communication, education, kids, children, schools, teaching science, flame, oxidation, burning

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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