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California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

KQED Science | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

A new study finds that investing in forest management could shrink the size of wildfires and save California hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

KQED Science | April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yosemite Opens Areas Closed After Last Summer’s Huge Rim Fire

The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.

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Can California Burn its Way Out of its Wildfire Problem?

KQED Science | November 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

Can California Burn its Way Out of its Wildfire Problem?

People who fight and study fire generally agree that one of the best tools for preventing massive wildfires is prescribed burning: intentionally setting smaller fires before the big ones hit. But there are major challenges to fighting fire with 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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Yosemite Fire Threatens Key Forest Research Site

KQED Science | August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Yosemite Fire Threatens Key Forest Research Site

A longstanding experimental forest lies perilously close to the wildfire raging near Yosemite. Scientists are holding their breath, hoping the voracious Rim Fire doesn't set back years of research into...fire management, among other things.

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