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Fire Weather (wildland fires)

  1. Aug 12, 2018 at 9:18 PM #1
    I been keeping an eye out on the recent fires we are experiencing around the California, Oregon, Washington and in the Idaho areas. It seems like as years go by fire season is getting worse. What really spooks me is that the drought areas are spreading to larger regions and impacting wild life, and also farming communities.
    Fire season was really horrific last year. This year is one for the books.

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  3. Aug 12, 2018 at 10:45 PM #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Seems more a like a discussion piece that does not belong in the science section.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2018 at 11:04 AM #3

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  5. Aug 14, 2018 at 9:57 AM #4

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    Also, recent studies are finding that a big part of the increasing intensity of these wildland fires in California is due to the increasing density of the forests. The forests haven't been getting thinned as much by logging and land management, which makes the intensity of the wildland fires much worse (and helps the fires to move more quickly). Hopefully that will change now that people are realizing that we need to manage our forests better to cut the fire risk some...

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-forest-study-20150119-story.html
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/03/cal...ybe-piece-of-the-puzzle-to-cut-fire-risk.html
     
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