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burning to save australia's western desert | australia


the martu are the indigenous peoples of australia's western desert cultural bloc. the traditional owners of those lands, the martu practised small-scale "land burning" for tens of thousands of years. the burning encouraged a regrowth of diverse vegetation across the landscape that would then make large-scale bushfires less likely to occur.however, as the last of the martu were cleared off their lands by the europeans in the 1960s, wildfires have once again devastated the landscape with as many as 18 animal species disappearing from the area since that time.in 2002, the martu were once again granted native title to their land, bringing back their ancient practice and an unparalleled knowledge of the land at risk of further damage.land burning forms thousands of small, clear patches that can






more than 20 large wildfires burn in western u.s.


panguitch, utah -- more than 20 large wildfires were burning monday night in the western u.s. the largest has burned more than 67 square miles in southern utah.authorities say southern utah's wildfire, near the ski town of brian head, has forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins. more evacuations were being ordered.more than 1,100 firefighters have been called in to battle the blaze, which has spread in two directions, cbs news correspondent jamie yuccas reports from panguitch.after a day of calmer weather, strong winds picked up again monday along the fire's northern edge. crews raced to bulldoze a fireline along the perimeter to keep the flames at bay, yuccas reports. the fire, which officials say was sparked by a weed-burning torch on june 17, has cost more than $7 million to






great plains wildfires soar


the grasslands of the great plains have seen one of the sharpest increases in large and dangerous wildfires in the past three decades, with their numbers more than tripling between 1985 and 2014, according to new research.the new study, published in the journal geophysical research letters, found that the average number of large great plains wildfires each year grew from 33 to 117 over that period, even as the area of land burned in these wildfires increased by 400 percent."this is undocumented and unexpected for this region," said victoria donovan, the lead author of the study and a researcher at the university of nebraska at lincoln. "most studies do document these shifts in large wildfires in forested areas, and this is one of the first that documents a shift, at this scale, in an area






officials say kansas wildfires are under control


topeka, kan. — officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response teams from the firefighting effort.the kansas division of emergency management said friday that crews in clark county have a blaze there 70 percent contained. containment levels in kansas' comanche, ellis, reno and rooks counties exceed 90 percent.the blaze that encompassed comanche and clark counties along kansas' southern border with oklahoma is the biggest wildfire on record in kansas.since erupting last weekend, wildfires had been reported in 21 kansas counties.although kansas has no burn ban in effect, the state's emergency management agency warns there's still potential for grassfires because of dry conditions statewide.






'red alert' as chile wildfires blaze


22 february 2017 last updated at 21:58 gmt dozens of houses and almost 3,500 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fires which continue to burn in chile.






two western slope wildfires burn combines 6,000 acres.


two wildfires burning on colorado’s western slope combined have scorched more than 6,000 acres and forced road closures.the dead dog fire, burning in northwestern colorado within one-quarter mile of u.s. 40 forced the closure of the highway monday afternoon between dinosaur and skull valley, according to the northwest colorado fire management unit. the highway reopened in the evening.the fire, about 5,000 acres burning 10 miles north of rangely, was fueled monday by 70 mph winds, and it “increased significantly,” fire officials said. firefighters are battling the blaze on the ground and in the air. late in the day, however, air efforts were stalled by strong winds.rio blanco county road 1 and moffat county road 134 were closed by the fire. the small community of blue mountain was evacuated






two western slope wildfires burn combines 6,000 acres.


two wildfires burning on colorado’s western slope combined have scorched more than 6,000 acres and forced road closures.the dead dog fire, burning in northwestern colorado within one-quarter mile of u.s. 40 forced the closure of the highway monday afternoon between dinosaur and skull valley, according to the northwest colorado fire management unit. the highway reopened in the evening.the fire, about 5,000 acres burning 10 miles north of rangely, was fueled monday by 70 mph winds, and it “increased significantly,” fire officials said. firefighters are battling the blaze on the ground and in the air. late in the day, however, air efforts were stalled by strong winds.rio blanco county road 1 and moffat county road 134 were closed by the fire. the small community of blue mountain was evacuated






more than 80 percent of all wildfires caused by humans, new study says


people have triggered five out of six wildfires in the u.s. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the east and last longer in the west, a new study finds.even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers said human activities play an even bigger role.in southern california, large populations living in close proximity to fire-prone foothills and national forests make the region a poster child for human-caused wildfires that wreak havoc on life and property, said lead author jennifer balch, a fire ecologist with university of colorado-boulder.“this problem isn’t going to go away,” she said during an interview monday. “we spend over $2 billion a year fighting fir






spring burning restrictions for central minnesota start friday


if you have a pile of brush that needs burning, hold that thought. spring burning restrictions for southern and central minnesota take effect friday after a warm, dry winter.the minnesota department of natural resources will start burning restrictions in other parts of the state next week.as conditions for wildfires increase, exposed dead grass and brush can light easily and burn quickly, especially in windy conditions, according to the dnr.the dnr will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste during spring restrictions. debris burning is especially dangerous in april and may when most wildfires occur in minnesota.the state is encouraging residents to use alternatives to burning, such as composting or hauling brush to a collection site.north-central minnesota restrictio






american generosity douses horrifying aftermath of midwestern wildfires


“the flames were forty, fifty feet high, traveling at 80 to 90 miles an hour.”recent wildfires have seared millions of acres, leaving a swath of total devastation across kansas, oklahoma, colorado, and texas. the memories will haunt residents for generations. the thousands of dead cattle, their carcasses swelled even in the cool weather of spring, leave a smell that will linger in memory of anyone who has experienced it.seven people were killed in the fire, trapped by the fierce and swirling winds. one family survived by running from their home to a large wheat field, the green wheat serving as a fire break, as they watched their home burn and their ranch die. it is hard to imagine their feeling of isolation, of helplessness, of smallness, as they huddled in that field, surrounded by fire






the latest: gusty winds in forecast for fire-fatigued states


hutchinson, kan. — the latest on wildfires burning in kansas, oklahoma, texas and colorado (all times local):10:40 a.m.the wife of a man killed in a texas wildfire says the couple had only learned a month earlier that they were expecting their first child.sierra koch (cook) says her husband, 25-year-old cade koch, was driving home from his job at a hardware store monday night when he was overcome by smoke from the largest of three wildfires burning in the texas panhandle. she described him wednesday as a hard-working man who "treated everybody with the utmost respect."a gofund me campaign has nearly reached a goal of raising $20,000 to cover funeral expenses for koch.three other people died in a separate fire to the south while trying to usher cattle away from flames monday evening.other w






waterbombing wildfires from the pilot’s perspective


a new weapon in the war on wildfires has recently been deployed, the global supertanker. stationed in colorado, this immense boeing 747 can reach anywhere in the world within twenty hours, delivering relief where desperately needed. the post waterbombing wildfires from the pilot’s perspective appeared first on holy kaw!.






the latest: 1 of 3 texas wildfires 100 percent contained


amarillo, texas — the latest on wildfires burning across the country's midsection (all times local):6:30 p.m.officials say one of three wildfires in the texas panhandle is now 100 percent contained.the texas a&m forest service says a fire measuring about 46 square miles near amarillo was fully contained by late tuesday afternoon.another fire that's burned more than 492 square miles in the northeast corner of the panhandle near the oklahoma border is 50 percent contained. it's destroyed two homes.a third wildfire south in gray county and measuring nearly 145 square miles is 25 percent contained.phillip truitt, a spokesman for the texas a&m forest service, says his agency has confirmed three firefighters were injured battling the blazes. all have been released from hospitals.truitt says the






fire forecasters predict lower-than-average wildfire risk in colorado in 2017


meteorologists who predict fire danger say a cooling trend this spring means the chance for wildfires in colorado and wyoming and parts of south dakota is lower than normal this summer, according to the national interagency fire center’s summer outlook.“we’ll have some fires and periods of fire activity, but it’s not looking like one of our busy years,” said russ mann, a meteorologist for the national park service.over the next 120 days, forecasters expect about 135,000 acres of grass and forest land to be burned by large wildfires in colorado, wyoming and south dakota, mann said.by comparison, 947,000 acres of forest and grasslands were destroyed in 2012, he said. colorado had numerous highly destructive wildfires that year, including the waldo canyon fire near colorado springs and the hi






wildfires continue to burn in arizona, california, utah


cbs/apjune 28, 2017, 12:49 pman aerial photo of wildfires burning across almost 50,000 acres near the ski resort of brian head, about 245 miles south of salt lake city, utah is shown in this handout photo provided june 27, 2017.  lt. governor spencer j cox / reuters phoenix -- firefighters braced wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow stubborn wildfires burning in arizona, utah and california. arizona gov. doug ducey says the growing wildfire, which is near the site of a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago, is the state's top priority. ducey said in a statement wednesday that his office is receiving constant updates from state fire officials. he said the next 24 hours will be critical and that the state will provide whatever support is necessary. over 600 firefighte






you can burn your calories just by sitting


sitting alone for a few hours is very detrimental to health. the less you move and the less activity you do, the less fuel you burn in your body which means you burn fewer calories that lead to obesity and other weight-related risks. fortunately, it is a good thing to know now that even in […] the post you can burn your calories just by sitting appeared first on dumb little man.






cause of most us wildfires traced to people, study finds


washington (ap) — people have triggered five out of six wildfires in the u.s. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the east and last longer in the west, a new study finds.even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers said human activities play an even bigger role.while fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, the new work details the extent of human-caused ignitions and how they interact with global warming to make matters worse.scientists analyzing fire data from 1992 to 2012 found that 84 percent of all u.s. wildfires — but only 44 percent of the total acres burned — were started by people, either by accident or on purpose. and human-ca






cause of most u.s. wildfires traced to people, study finds – the denver post


by seth borenstein, the associated presswashington — people have triggered five out of six wildfires in the u.s. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the east and last longer in the west, a new study finds.even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season — making it longer and easier to burn more acres — researchers said human activities play an even bigger role.while fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, the new work details the extent of human-caused ignitions and how they interact with global warming to make matters worse.scientists analyzing fire data from 1992 to 2012 found that 84 percent of all u.s. wildfires — but only 44 percent of the total acres burned — were started by people, either by a






dolly parton fund helps 921 who lost homes in wildfires


pigeon forge, tenn. — dolly parton's my people fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged east tennessee last year.the knoxville news sentinel (http://bit.ly/2mimi7i) reports that dollywood foundation president david dotson said the fund received more than 80,000 donations in december and january, which has allowed it to issue the checks.the wildfires struck in november, killing 14 people in the gatlinburg area and destroying or damaging thousands of buildings.parton said afterward that she was heartbroken about wildfires that tore through the county where she grew up and promised to set up a fund to give $1,000 per month for six months to those who lost their primary residence in the blaze.






the latest: wildfires damage or destroy 70 kansas structures


sterling, colo. — the latest on wildfires burning across the country's midsection (all times local):11:50 a.m.authorities say about 70 structures have been damaged or destroyed in kansas as crews battle wildfires that have burned about 625 square miles in the state.the state emergency operations center said tuesday that at least 30 homes are destroyed in reno county, with the possibility that more are damaged. crews have been unable to assess damages because of the fire in the area about 40 miles northwest of wichita.the heaviest damage has been in clark county on the state's southern border with oklahoma, where about 545 square miles have burned. about 30 structures and bridges in the county have been damaged.in the western part of the state, seven homes in ford county, two homes in rooks






spring burning restrictions for central minnesota start friday


if you have a pile of brush that needs burning, hold that thought. spring burning restrictions for southern and central minnesota take effect friday after a warm, dry winter.the minnesota department of natural resources will start burning restrictions in other parts of the state next week.as conditions for wildfires increase, exposed dead grass and brush can light easily and burn quickly, especially in windy conditions, according to the dnr.the dnr will not give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste during spring restrictions. debris burning is especially dangerous in april and may when most wildfires occur in minnesota.burning permits aren't required for campfires up to three feet in diameter and three feet high. permits are also aren't required for fires contained in charco






humans cause most of america's wildfires


image: john mccolgan/wikimedia commonswe are torching our own country annually. while climate change has exacerbated fire season, researchers haven’t really studied how many of those fires are our own damn faults until recently.advertisementthe answer is most of them—84 percent.a team of american scientists reviewed a million and a half government records on the wildfires that states needed to put out between 1992 and 2012. humans were responsible for almost 1.25 million wildfires, while lightning was only responsible for the remaining 250,000. human-burned area amounted for a little less than half of the total burned area, though, since lightning-caused fires generally happen in the wilderness and burn out on their own, according to climatecentral.advertisement“the role that humans play i






wildfires scorch parts of florida


tampa, fla. — the florida forest service says more than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now.the tampa bay times (http://bit.ly/2o18hlf) reports 25 of them are scorching more than 100 acres each.since february, wildfires have swept across 68,000 acres of the state. that amount is higher than the average acreage burned over the past five years.the largest blaze right now is the one known as the cowbell fire in the big cypress national preserve, which has spread to more than 8,000 acres about a mile north of interstate 75.a hernando county brush fire apparently sparked by lightning on saturday had widened to 1,100 acres by monday.the dry conditions mark sharp contrast to 2016, when the state was drenched by two hurricanes.






30 large wildfires are burning across the west. here's the latest update


more than 4,200 square miles have burned so far this year, almost the size of connecticut and 30% more than 2016's year-to-date total.        






forecast predicts midwest tornadoes, wildfires in texas


little rock, ark. — forecasters say parts of the central united states could see strong tornadoes and damaging winds in a late-winter storm system, while areas of texas, oklahoma and new mexico could be beset by wildfires.the storm prediction center in norman, oklahoma, says nearly 40 million people in an area stretching from arkansas to ohio are at risk for stormy weather tuesday. the highest risk comes in northern arkansas, missouri, illinois and indiana, including st. louis and indianapolis.the chicago area could also see severe weather, including tornadoes, strong winds and golf-ball-sized hail.strong winds could also cause problems further south, and forecasters are predicting "extremely critical" wildfire conditions in the texas panhandle, western oklahoma and southeastern new mexico






two “suspicious” green mountain wildfires burn more than 7 acres — follow 5 susp


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flames rip through arizona, topping us in wildfires


phoenix (ap) — nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy arizona on monday, drawing crews from across the western united states to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation.thousands of firefighters were battling 28 wildfires throughout the state, many of them ignited by lightning or people, as gusty winds and parched vegetation fueled the flames, said tiffany davila, a spokeswoman for the state forestry department. no one has been injured, and just one empty house has been destroyed.some southern arizona residents were allowed to return home monday after fleeing last week from a wildfire in the community of dragoon that burned a vacant home. evacuation orders were in place for at least 30 houses.heather floyd, who lives in dragoon, said an official came to her house with a






want to support the firefighter boot drive? this map will help.


once a year, firefighters — with an extra boot in hand — take to intersections across the county to solicit donations for the burn institute. the local non-profit seeks to reduce burn injuries and deaths in san diego and imperial counties through burn prevention education, burn care research and treatment and burn survivor support services, including camp beyond the scars for children. last year the boot drive raised $240,000. firefighters will be standing near more than 100 intersections tomorrow between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. use this map to find the fundraising location closest to your morning commute. three must-see headlines republicans unveil plan to replace obamacarewikileaks says cia can hack your phone, tv, apps. is it true?huge sewage spill on the tijuana river was perhaps far bigg






humans spark 84 percent of american wildfires, study finds


people have started 84 percent of u.s. wildfires and 97 percent of wildfires in coastal california and the central valley, according to a new study led by scientists at the university of colorado boulder.human-started fires nationwide accounted for 44 percent of the total area of 89,339,131 acres burned over the last two decades. these fires have vastly expanded the area burnt and the extent of the fire season, the researchers say. intentionally set managed burns and agricultural fires were excluded from the study.in california’s mediterranean climate region, 89 percent of the total 5,921,861 acres burned was caused by human-started wildfires. the region extends along the california coast from the mexican border north to san francisco, and inland to the central valley.“human-started wildfi






humans spark 84 percent of american wildfires, study finds


people have started 84 percent of u.s. wildfires and 97 percent of wildfires in coastal california and the central valley, according to a new study led by scientists at the university of colorado boulder.human-started fires nationwide accounted for 44 percent of the total area of 89,339,131 acres burned over the last two decades. these fires have vastly expanded the area burnt and the extent of the fire season, the researchers say. intentionally set managed burns and agricultural fires were excluded from the study.in california’s mediterranean climate region, 89 percent of the total 5,921,861 acres burned was caused by human-started wildfires. the region extends along the california coast from the mexican border north to san francisco, and inland to the central valley.“human-started wildfi






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latest: kansas order hastens relief to fire-scarred state


topeka, kan. — the latest on wildfires in kansas, texas, oklahoma and colorado. (all times local):5:30 p.m.kansas gov. sam brownback is easing the state's motor-carrier laws to help hasten deliveries of relief supplies to farmers and ranchers affected by massive wildfires.the republican on thursday signed an executive order waiving certain transportation regulations to make it easier to immediately deliver large quantities of hay, feed, fencing materials and other relief items.since last weekend, wildfires in kansas have charred more than 1,000 square miles of land and damaged or destroyed dozens of structures.the firefight thursday was focused on four counties, down from 21 on monday.one blaze, encompassing two counties along kansas' southern border with oklahoma, is the biggest wildfire






flames rip through arizona, topping us in wildfires


phoenix — nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy arizona on monday, drawing crews from across the western united states to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation.thousands of firefighters were battling 28 wildfires throughout the state, many of them ignited by lightning or people, as gusty winds and parched vegetation fueled the flames, said tiffany davila, a spokeswoman for the state forestry department. no one has been injured, and just one empty house has been destroyed.some southern arizona residents were allowed to return home monday after fleeing last week from a wildfire in the community of dragoon that burned a vacant home. evacuation orders were in place for at least 30 houses.heather floyd, who lives in dragoon, said an official came to her house with a warn






forecast predicts midwest tornadoes, wildfires in texas


little rock, ark. (ap) — forecasters say parts of the central united states could see strong tornadoes and damaging winds in a late-winter storm system, while areas of texas, oklahoma and new mexico could be beset by wildfires.the storm prediction center in norman, oklahoma, says nearly 40 million people in an area stretching from arkansas to ohio are at risk for stormy weather tuesday. the highest risk comes in northern arkansas, missouri, illinois and indiana, including st. louis and indianapolis.the chicago area could also see severe weather, including tornadoes, strong winds and golf-ball-sized hail.strong winds could also cause problems further south, and forecasters are predicting “extremely critical” wildfire conditions in the texas panhandle, western oklahoma and southeastern new m






flames rip through arizona, topping us in wildfires


phoenix (ap) — nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy arizona on monday, drawing crews from across the western united states to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation.thousands of firefighters were battling 28 wildfires throughout the state, many of them ignited by lightning or people, as gusty winds and parched vegetation fueled the flames, said tiffany davila, a spokeswoman for the state forestry department. no one has been injured, and just one empty house has been destroyed.some southern arizona residents were allowed to return home monday after fleeing last week from a wildfire that burned a vacant home. evacuation orders are in place for at least 30 homes.davila estimates at least 80 square miles (207 square kilometers) across the state are ablaze. she said crew






want to support the firefighter boot drive? this map will help.


once a year, firefighters — with an extra boot in hand — take to intersections across the county to solicit donations for the burn institute. the local non-profit seeks to reduce burn injuries and deaths in san diego and imperial counties through burn prevention education, burn care research and treatment and burn survivor support services, including camp beyond the scars for children. last year the boot drive raised $240,000. firefighters will be standing near more than 100 intersections tomorrow between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. use this map to find the fundraising location closest to your morning commute. three must-see headlines crossfire kills escondido woman driving home from churchsan diego-los angeles fault could produce 7.4 earthquakehow to have the best wildflowers experience amid pot






it's time for the lg g6 to be scratch, burn, and bend tested on video


you've (hopefully) read our review of lg's g6 already, so what next? if you want to learn more about the other korean company's flagship smartphone, you might have wondered how it would do in a scratch test. or a burn test. or a bend test. or all of these. well, youtube channel jerryrig everything is here to deliver all of those, combined, in one neat torture video. see for yourself below.not only did it show you the lg g6 being durability tested with the standard suite of scratch, burn, and bend challenges, but if you paid attention you also learned something about granite. make sure you don't miss the obligatory mention of a 2010 song by far east movement either.overall, the g6 (lg's g6, that is) holds up quite nicely in the durability testing, with only its burn resistance being lower t






people start 84% of u.s. wildfires


closeskip in skipxembedxshare residents and business owners in gatlinburg got their first look at the wildfire destruction on friday. scott and tammy sherrod returned to find their home completely burned down. (dec. 2) apa building at the westgate smoky mountain resort goes up in flames nov. 29, 2016, when a wildfire hit gatlinburg, tenn.(photo: brandon reese, the tennessean) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorethe horrific wildfire that scorched gatlinburg, tenn., last november, killing 14 people, was human-caused — and that's not unusual: whether deliberate or accidental, a whopping 84% of all wildfires in the u.s. are started by people, says a new study.the remaining 16% are started naturally, by lightning, according to the report, one of the most comprehensive fire studies to date.the study also






st. paul's new recycling system leaves some residents frustrated


as a light snow fell on st. paul’s east side, michael richie still was waiting for a eureka recycling truck to come empty his overflowing cart. two weeks, he said, no truck.“maybe they skipped me,” he said, hoping that this week would be different. “i’m running out of room.”eureka and st. paul city officials estimate that richie has had plenty of company during the past two weeks, which saw the first runs for eureka’s new automated recycling trucks with nearly 80,000 new recycling bins. then add in the new recycling days and alley pickup. for at least several hundred customers, the new system has been frustrating.“a lot has changed,” said lynn hoffman, eureka co-president. “we’re seeing normalization in sight, but it’s going to take a while.”on jan. 16, st. paul and eureka moved to a new r