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The Future of Fire in the South

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

Fire is an integral part of the southern landscape. In the U.S., most of the focus is on the catastrophic fires that regularly sweep across the western states, but wildfires actually occur more frequently in the Southeast, where rapid vegetation growth and

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Posted in Climate Change, Fire, Threats

Wildfire Suppression in 1916

A window into the early years of fire fighting is available online due to the persistent efforts of Southern Research Station (SRS) scientist Jeff Prestemon. Roy Headley, who served as head of the Forest Service Division of Fire Control (precursor to

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Posted in Economics & Policy, Fire

In the Southeast, Who’s in the Path of Smoke Plumes?

by Sarah Farmer, SRS Science Delivery

For more than 30 years, researchers have known that poor communities and people of color in the U.S. are more likely to be affected by environmental threats such as landfills and toxic waste sites. “Are these socially vulnerable communities also

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Posted in Ethics & Values, Fire, Integrating Human & Natural Systems
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