Community Risk Reduction

Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires

Four recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the U.S.     Natasha Stavros, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S. has entered a new era of megafires. Fire itself is ...

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Nothing Looks Good for 2021 Wildfire Season

Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines ...

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California Sees More Wildfires as Drought Intensifies

Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California sinks deeper into drought it already has had ...

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Goats Create Fire Break at Reagan Library

Over 350 goats at work on campus     SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — More than 350 goats are using their mouths to help protect The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum from wildfire danger. The herd returned this week ...

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Nevada Lawmakers Weigh Firefighting Coordination, Liability

Community risk reduction and suing arsonists to recover costs     By SAM METZ AP / Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday heard three proposals about changing liability laws and helping fire-fighting agencies coordinate ...

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