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In The Warming West, Climate Most Significant Factor In Fanning Wildfires' Flames

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avatar In The Warming West, Climate Most Significant Factor In Fanning Wildfires' Flames
July 01, 2009 03:32PM
ScienceDaily (July 1, 2009) — The recent increase in area burned by wildfires in the Western United States is a product not of higher temperatures or longer fire seasons alone, but a complex relationship between climate and fuels that varies among different ecosystems, according to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists. The study is the most detailed examination of wildfire in the United States to date and appears in the current issue of the journal Ecological Applications.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090626091140.htm
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