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Sobering Future of Wildfire Dangers in U.S. West

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avatar Sobering Future of Wildfire Dangers in U.S. West
February 14, 2012 03:43PM
ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2012) — The American West has seen a recent increase in large wildfires due to droughts, the build-up of combustible fuel, or biomass, in forests, a spread of fire-prone species and increased tree mortality from insects and heat. In a paper appearing online Feb. 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a 12-member research team warns that these conditions may be "a perfect storm" for more fires.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120214134936.htm
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