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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

Scientists Look to Big Data to Address Local Fire Problems

by Stephanie Worley Firley

The case of the Bastrop County Complex illustrates the need for a new way of thinking about the issue of wildfire. In September of 2011, a year of severe drought, a summer of record-breaking heat, winds from a tropical storm, and

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Posted in Fire, Southern Pines, Threats

A Conversation About Fire and Water

by Stephanie Worley Firley

For hydrologist Dennis Hallema, a recent conference presentation in Kelowna, British Columbia, turned into an opportunity to speak about an urgent research issue in front of an even larger audience. Following his talk at the 4th International Conference on Forests

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Posted in Fire, Forest Watersheds, Threats
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