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Indigenous fire practice protecting the Gibson Desert’s biodiversity

Traditional Indigenous burning practices are protecting plant biodiversity in Australia's Gibson Desert, according to University of Queensland research. The study analysed how environments dominated by...

Effects of wildfire management on bird populations

On the tail of California's most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk...

Carefully managed fire can promote rare savanna species

Carefully managed fires generate the maximum diversity of birds and mammals in savannas, new research from the University of York suggests. In the first continent-wide...

Charcoal could accelerate CO2 emissions after forest fires

Charcoal remains after a forest fire help decompose fine roots in the soil, potentially accelerating CO2 emissions in boreal forests. Boreal forests are a huge carbon...