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California’s Fire History Written in the Trees

KQED Science | September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

California’s Fire History Written in the Trees

Scientists are finding that in the not-too-distant past, forest fires were much larger than they are today, and forests burned more often. The difference is that the forests bounced back much more readily.

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Eucalyptus: California Icon, Fire Hazard and Invasive Species

KQED Science | June 12, 2013 | 42 Comments

Eucalyptus: California Icon, Fire Hazard and Invasive Species

After more than 150 years on the California landscape, eucalyptus trees have iconic status for some Californians. But the stately trees may not only disrupt the native ecology, but seem to have evolved special adaptations that allow them to thrive after intense fires.

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