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Research determines reasons for massive fires in south-central Chile

A Montana State University-led team has discovered several reasons why massive fires continue to burn through south-central Chile. Besides low humidity, high winds and extreme...

Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone

As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren't returning, even years after the flames have...

New research on avian response to wildfires

As we enter another wildfire season in California, attention will turn to the inevitable fires and efforts to extinguish them. After these fires burn,...

Wildfires may cause long-term health problems for orangutans

Orangutans, already critically endangered due to habitat loss from logging and large-scale farming, may face another threat in the form of smoke from natural...

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow

Large wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of...

Salvage logging is often a pretext for harvesting wood

Białowieża Forest in Eastern Poland is one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. For the time being. In 2017, the Polish government...

Alberta’s boreal forest could be dramatically altered by 2100

Half of Alberta's upland boreal forest is likely to disappear over the next century due to climate change, a new study shows. The upland forest...

Forest fire risk assessment using hotspot analysis in GIS

The recent forest fire incidents are becoming a major concern as they seriously threaten the environment, economy and human's safety. This research study aims...

Researchers find post-fire logging harms Spotted owls

Wildlife ecologists studying the rare Spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for the breeding...

Smoke from wildfires can tip air quality to unhealthy levels

Smoke plumes emanating from wildfires are swept high up into the air and spread over thousands of kilometers even days after a fire has...

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires

The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a new study on the...

Controlled burns limit wildlife severity

Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to Penn State geographers. The researchers studying the Rim Fire,...

Thinking big by burning small

A recent paper by scientists from Wits University in South Africa shows how creative fire management can increase habitat for wildebeest and other grazing...

Feral animals pose major threat to prey due to climate change

Scientists at the University of Sydney have analysed up to 22 years of long-term monitoring data on plants and animals in central Australia to...