Environmental Health

Grow or Burn?

Understanding the paradox of fire exclusion in the WUI By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 11   According to the federal register of the United States, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) exists where humans and their development meet ...

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GOP Targets Environmental Rules after Wildfires

Bill seeks to loosen rules for forest-thinning projects     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are targeting environmental rules to allow faster approval for tree cutting in national forests in response to the deadly wildfires ...

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Forest Service, Idaho Work to Boost Logging, Reduce Fire Severity

Plan could help other Western states     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could ...

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Wildfire Growth, Part 2

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change, specifically global warming, has contributed to increased incidence of wildfires and the lengthening of wildfire seasons. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dean Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, ...

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