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Hikers Use Smartphones to Capture Fire Recovery on Mt. Diablo

KQED Science | April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hikers Use Smartphones to Capture Fire Recovery on Mt. Diablo

A citizen science group is asking hikers to use their smartphones help study how Mt. Diablo State Park is recovering from last year's Morgan Fire.

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Drought Could Hamper Forest Recovery After Rim Fire

KQED Science | October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Drought Could Hamper Forest Recovery After Rim Fire

Ferns and new shoots from oak trees are already appearing in the ashes of the Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park. But fire ecologists say the long-term recovery of the forest could be hampered if California’s dry weather continues

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Can Renewable Energy Reduce California’s Fire Risk?

KQED Science | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can Renewable Energy Reduce California’s Fire Risk?

The Rim Fire is calling attention to a big problem: California’s forests are overloaded with fuel after a century of putting out fires. There’s a new push to use that fuel to make renewable energy, but it's sparked a heated debate.

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Video: Before and After Views of Forest Burned by the Rim Fire

KQED Science | September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Video: Before and After Views of Forest Burned by the Rim Fire

A team of federal scientists is surveying areas burned by the Rim Fire to identify where the worst erosion danger is. An environmental group says restoration could cost tens of millions of dollars.

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Battle Rages Over East Bay Wildfire Plan

KQED Science | June 21, 2013 | 37 Comments

Battle Rages Over East Bay Wildfire Plan

A proposal to cut 100,000 eucalyptus trees or more has stirred up controversy, and now, a long-running battle over the plan is coming to a head.

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