Inoculating forests against forest fires

From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO Fighting fires before they spark University of New Mexico research could impact forest management around the world With warm, dry summers comes a deadly caveat for the western United States: wildfires. Scientists say the hot, dry climates found west of the Mississippi, along with decades of fire suppression efforts, are…

2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Large flames and heavy smoke surround congested Highway 63 South.

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

 New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions…

New study shows no wildfire increases due to global warming, slight decline in recent decades noted

From SWANSEA UNIVERSITY:  Wildfire — it’s not spreading like wildfire Global wildfire: Misconceptions about trends and impacts revealed in new research A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea…