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Pacific Northwest Fires Change The Forest Ecology

The ECOreport reposts news of a study showing Pacific Northwest fires change the forest ecology

Press Release from Oregon State University News

By Nick Houtman

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Over the last 30 years, the landscape annually affected by forest fires has slowly increased across the Pacific Northwest, and in some regions, severe blazes account for a higher proportion of the area burned than in the past.

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U.S. Forest Service Increases its Firefighting Aircraft Fleet as Fire Season Begins

From the US Forest Serice

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 – In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will enter service in the coming weeks and support over 10,000 firefighters for the 2014 wildfire season.
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San Diego Symposium on Climate Change Finds Common Ground

By Jeffrey Meyer

​Tuesday, May 14, 2014 — Various community and industry leaders found common ground on the conflictive issue of climate change, at a University of San Diego symposium Tuesday, agreeing that it is important that we act now to avoid the worst affects of global warming.
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