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Fighting Wildfires

Climate scientists and conservationists can play a role in preventing future fires

Featuring 3 articles by 3 scientists

We know how to fight wildfires effectively. Why don't we do it?

Prescribed burns lessen the damage, but the risk repels lawmakers

Michael Graw

Microbial Ecology

Oregon State University

Comment 2 peer comments

Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change

New research suggests carbon dioxide released from dying forests equals emissions from 11 million cars

Ellen Stuart-Haรซntjens

Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

Comment 1 peer comment

What does California's future look like? Scientists asked trees

Blue oaks have up to 500 years of climate history written in their rings

Daniel Ackerman

Ecology

University of Minnesota

Comment 1 peer comment