Environmental Health

Water Content of California’s Early Winter Snowpack Lagging

Fall 2020 has been extremely dry     By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The amount of water in California’s mountain snowpack is only about half of average for early winter, a state Department of Water Resources ...

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Flying into Plumes: Studying Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke is far more complex and dynamic than meets the eye     Brett B. Palm University of Washington (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The year ...

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Groups Blast President’s Logging Plan Aimed at Reducing Wildfires

Rules fast-track projects to benefit logging, grazing and mining     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Conservation groups are blasting a Trump administration decision officials said will reduce wildfires by streamlining environmental reviews of timber salvage ...

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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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Managing Our Nation’s Flammable Landscapes

There are better ways to delineate why wildfires matter to society     (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jennifer Balch, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) As of late ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

689 acres in Cades Cove     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials with the National Park Service say a prescribed burn is scheduled for a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park beginning this weekend. A news release from ...

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