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Trump threatens funds unless California prevents more wildfires

Added: 17.10.2018 19:01 | 12 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold billions of dollars of federal funding if California does not clean up its forests to reduce the risk of wildfires, a year after some of the worst blazes in the state’s history.

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Lights out: Power shut off in Northern California to preempt wildfires

Added: 15.10.2018 13:19 | 13 views | 0 comments

Some of the wildfires that engulfed California a year ago were caused by downed power lines and damaged electrical equipment.

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Indigenous fire practice protecting the Gibson Desert's biodiversity

Added: 12.10.2018 19:23 | 6 views | 0 comments

Traditional indigenous burning practices are protecting plant biodiversity in Australia's Gibson Desert, according to new research. The study analyzed how environments dominated by flammable spinifex grasses and fire-sensitive desert myrtle shrubs reacted to wildfires, and to the low-intensity burning practices of the Pintupi people.

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‘Lifeboats’ Amid the World’s Wildfires

Added: 12.10.2018 14:30 | 16 views | 0 comments

Islands of greenery, called refugia, survive even the worst fires, sheltering species and renewing charred landscapes.

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