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Burning a Forest to Save It – NYTimes.com

Fire in the news… Burning a Forest to Save It – NYTimes.com. Controlled burning of grasslands and forests has been used for thousands of years to stimulate plant germination, replenish the ground with valuable nutrients, thin out trees and burn dry pine needles and tree limbs on the ground. When humans were not intentionally setting […]

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In the Kimberley, studying bushfires

While helping ignite a “hot fire” to support research on savanna burning in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The question: if more fires are burnt in the cool season (cool fires) instead of when they typically burn (in the late season when it’s drier and hotter), how might reduce the overall carbon impact that […]