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Without the North American monsoon, reining in wildfires gets harder — ScienceDaily

The North American monsoon has dictated the length of wildfire season for centuries in the U.S.-Mexico border region, according to new University of Arizona research that can inform land management…

How California Wildfires Are Driving Energy Storage Beyond Lithium-Ion

Flames heat up high power lines at the Saddleridge Fire on October 11, 2019 near Newhall, … [+] California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Getty Images California needs batteries. When…

The climate science behind this year’s wildfires and powerful storms

At least 31 have died in the largest wildfires in California history. The east is defending itself against twice the usual number of tropical cyclones. And what may be the…

New Simulation Technology Helps Get the Jump on Wildfires

The Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit (LNU) wildfires in California burned nearly 200,000 acres before finally being contained. But in the process, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) was able…

Wildfires May Pose Drinking Water Safety Issues

Two months after a wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., in 2018, Kevin Phillips, then a manager for town’s irrigation district, walked from one destroyed home to another. Burned out cars,…

New technology attempts to forecast wildfires spread – News – The Hutchinson News

New technology attempts to forecast wildfires spread LOS ANGELES – When freak lightning storms passed over Northern California’s wine country last month and sparked hundreds of wildfires, a newly established…

Widespread wildfires in the far north aren’t just bigger; they’re different — ScienceDaily

“Zombie fires” and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires — with strong consequences for the global climate — warn international fire scientists in a commentary published…

Can technology predict wildfires? New systems attempt to better forecast their spread

© (Mike Eliason / Associated Press) Flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon in Montecito in 2017. Utilities are turning to computer modeling to predict where their equipment poses…

Smoke traveling from western wildfires spreads bad air quality across the US

Devastating wildfires across the Western United States has sent smoke traveling across the country and even into Europe. With that smoke comes bad air quality, not just for those near…

Thermal Imaging The Intense Heat Of Wildfires From Above

This article by Kate Kaye was originally published on GeekWire. To monitor wildfire activity, Cole Lindsay, an Oregon Department of Forestry multi-mission aircraft operator, views images using data from a…