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Elsevier -15 hours ago

Comparative analysis of spatial variation in forest fire drivers between boreal and subtropical ecosystems in China

Publication date: 15 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 454Author(s): Zhangwen Su, Mulualem Tigabu, Qianqian Cao, Guangyu Wang, Haiqing Hu, Futao GuoAbstractDrivers of forest fire are complex and may spatially vary between different ecosystems; thus their identification is critical for the development of effective fire management strategies. Here we identified the spatial d...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Wildfire impacts on water quality, macroinvertebrate, and trout populations in the Upper Rio Grande

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Ashley J. Rust, Jackie Randell, Andrew S. Todd, Terri S. HogueAbstractForest fires affect water quality in disrupted watersheds, which can impact aquatic ecosystems including sensitive macroinvertebrates and fish. The West Fork Complex (WFC) fire consumed 44,360 ha of forest in the state of Colorado duri...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Bolivian Amazon fires: relief as rains douse two-month inferno

Heavy rains have helped military contain blazes that have burnt more than 4m hectares of landHeavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4m hectares of land, local authorities said on Monday.The storms helped Bolivia’s military contain blazes in the region of C...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Rains halt Amazon fires

Heavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4 million hectares of land, local authorities said on Monday. Sources: Timberbiz, Reuters The storms helped Bolivia’s military contain blazes in the region of Chiquitania, home to large areas of dry forests and indige...

GFW -2 weeks ago

Intense Forest Fires Season Threatens to Disrupt Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation

By Sakinah Ummu Haniy, Hidayah Hamzah and Mirzha Hanifa Indonesia’s forest fires have made headlines globally over the past few weeks. This year’s forest fires have affected millions of people. Schools have closed in some areas due to unsafe levels of air pollution, while many people are suffering from respiratory illnesses. The haze has spread […] The post Intense Forest Fires Season Th...

WRI -2 weeks ago

Intense Forest Fires Threaten to Derail Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation

Intense Forest Fires Threaten to Derail Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany farmers in Indonesia use slash-and-burn methods to clear land for agriculture. Photo by Wakx/Flickr Indonesia’s forest fires have made headlines globally over the past few weeks. This year’s forest fires have affected millions of people. Schools have closed in some areas ...

EEPN -2 weeks ago

New Study Reveals Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Involved in Hundreds of Conflicts with Local Communities as Haze Crisis in Indonesia Intensifies

APP found to be one of the companies responsible for the forest fires in Indonesia; NGOs call on APP to uphold it’s promises for both communities and forests San Francisco, CA – A new report conducted by a coalition of Indonesian organizations and the Environmental Paper Network has found that Asia Paper & Pulp (APP), one […]...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

New app tracks down forest fires in Bolivia

A new app aimed at tracking forest fires in Bolivia could shake up the way authorities and firefighters battle fires, allowing them to pinpoint their locations more quickly, accurately and safely. Called “Amazon Fires — Bolivia,” the application pulls in data on the pollutant particles that get trapped in the air above a fire from […]...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Germany to use €500b to revitalise forests

Angela Merkel’s government has promised more than half a billion euros to revitalise the country’s crisis-hit forests in the fight against climate change. A third of Germany’s landmass is covered in woodland. But a combination of storms, drought, forest fires and aggressively spreading bark beetle plagues have this year destroyed swathes of German forest equivalent to more than 250,000 footb...

CBD -3 weeks ago

The big picture of the Amazon fires

In Brazil's dry season between May and September, forest fires are common. But for much of the year, big fires in areas like the Amazon are rare because wet weather prevents them from starting and spreading....

The Guardian -3 weeks ago

'This is daytime': bright red haze from Indonesian rainforest fires envelops city

Surreal footage shows Jambi swamped in thick cloud of pollution It looks like a scene from a dystopian future, but in reality it is the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week – enveloped in a toxic red haze as hundreds of hectares of virgin rainforest have been burned to the ground.Blanketed in an eerie copper haze, one amateur video has captured skies that would not be out of place in the apoca...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases....

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