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Forest Fires

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News and Opinion

Coverage of forest fires since July 29, 2021.

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Poor air quality due to northwestern Ontario wildfires: Environment Canada

"...Environment Canada says smoke from growing wildfires in northwestern Ontario is leading to poor air quality in the region..."

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Calls for recreational backcountry ban in B.C.

"...B. C. 's hot and dry temperatures are forcing unprecedented measures as the urban fire risk grows..."

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Model airplane club, Tolko lend a hand to Canadian military

"...In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free..."

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Another Long Weekend Arrives In Manitoba

"...Environment Canada is calling for a lot of sunshine. Saturday's forecast is sunny and 29 degrees, Sunday is sunny and 28 degrees and then Terry Fox Day is expected to be sunny with a high of 31 degrees. Smoky and hazy conditions are expected throughout the weekend with northerly winds blowing forest fire smoke southward..."

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Four Dead From ‘Worst On Record’ Cyprus Fire

"...Ultimately, climate change has short and long term implications for international peace and security. In the short term, climate change threatens human security. For example, in Cyprus, those whose livelihoods depended on the region will now likely face income instability while waiting for it to regrow..."

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Forest City urged to join fight over old growth forest in B.C.

"...People have been camped out in the Fairy Creek watershed since last August to defend what they describe as the last unprotected old growth forest on southern Vancouver Island..."

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What you need to know about weather and camping this long weekend

"...Meanwhile, forest fires across central and eastern Manitoba, as well as fires in central Saskatchewan continue to send smoke into central and southern Manitoba, causing poor air quality for many areas of central and southeastern Manitoba..."

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Three forest fire evacuees from northwestern Ontario charged with attempted murder in Sudbury

"...Three people from northwestern Ontario who were evacuated to Sudbury because of forest fires have been charged with attempted murder. (File)..."

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Wildfires continue to blaze, spread smoky conditions across Manitoba

"...“For today and into the long weekend, we're expecting periods of on-and-off poor air quality due to the nearby forest fire smoke,” she said. “There may be some periods of reprieve where the air quality health index is at maybe a moderate or a low, but that will soon be followed up by a high-risk air quality at some point over the course of the weekend. ”..."

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UFV research project teaches personal trainers about air pollution risks

"...Instead, it comes down to managing your own exposure to pollutants and heat, and knowing more about air pollution in the first place, says Dr. Luisa Giles. So she is arming kinesiologists, personal trainers and other health practitioners with the tools to research ever-changing air pollution situations, so they can support their clients better..."

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Pitt Meadows fire bans propane bbq's, fire pitts in parks

"...“We’ve already been to multiple fires this year in planter boxes and along dry vegetation due to smoking materials and we just want to make sure everybody is careful with those,” he said, noting that two this week were both smoking related, because people generally put out their cigarettes in the bark mulch at malls and in planters..."

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Raging wildfires in Turkey leave 3 dead, villages destroyed

"...Three people died in a forest fire in southern Turkey on Thursday where authorities were battling multiple blazes for a second day amid suspicions of arson, the country's AFAD disaster agency and the agriculture minister said..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention forest fires.

Researching Forest Fires (Natural Elements)

Duration: 8:42

"...Managing forest fires is all about balancing the good and the bad..."

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Impact Of Climate Change On Forest Fires (AskNRCan)

Duration: 9:55

"...Scientists Yan Boulanger and Sylvie Gauthier talk about how forest fire behavior and frequency are impacted by a changing climate. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about forest fires.

Alaska’s forest fires are shifting the region’s carbon balance—sometimes for the better

"...What they found surprised them: In the long run, their estimates suggest that intensifying heat and more wildfires may lead to more carbon sequestration in Alaskan forests, they report today in Science..."

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Climate change? Without me! | DW Documentary (climate change documentary)

"...Record heat, forest fires, drought — global warming is increasingly noticeable in Europe too..."

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How Goats are Regenerating a Forest and Protecting this Town from Bushfire

"...From Weedy Forests to Grassy Woodlands tells the story of a community-led permaculture initiative to mitigate forest fire risk using goats and hand tools rather than herbicides, heavy machinery, and burn-offs..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about forest fires relevant to the latest news.

Agroforestry and the environment

"...Agroforestry provides numerous provisioning, regulating, cultural and supporting ecosystem services and environmental benefits while promoting eco-intensification based on a more efficient use of the resources..."

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Mapuche Spirituality and Its Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation

"...Thus, this research discusses the role of Mapuche spirituality in the recuperation processes of lands, sacred spaces, and forest ecosystems, and thus its contribution to climate change mitigation..."

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Disaster diaspora and the consequences of economic displacement and climate disruption, including Hurricanes Matthew (October 8

"...It is well known that climate disasters, including major hurricanes, droughts, and forest fires, worsen existing economic and social conditions..."

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Diverging rationalities between forest fire management services and the general public after the 21st-century mega-fires in Gre

"...Wildfire risk related to hazards on people and assets is expected to increase in the face of climate change, especially in fire-prone environments such as the Mediterranean Basin..."

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Study of Aerosol Nano- and Submicron Particle Compositions in the Atmosphere of Lake Baikal During Natural Fire Events and Thei

"...Such outcome is especially important as the amount of pollutants transported through the air?water interface during bush fire events is almost one order of magnitude higher as compared to the fire free scenario..."

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Design of Forest Fire Warning System Based on Machine Vision

"...Forests are one of the most important natural resources in the world..."

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"...Forest are essential natural resources having the role of supporting economic activity, which plays a significant role in regulating the climate and the carbon cycle..."

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(Physical) Geography and Environmental Issues in Portugal

"...In this way, the research points out some of the main geomorphological, climatic, hydrological and biogeographic aspects and, at the same time, tries to synthesize some of the natural resources (climate, landscape, coastline) and natural hazards (forest fires, heat waves, floods, earthquakes) related to their environmental conditions..."

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Camera-trapping assessment of terrestrial mammals and birds in rehabilitated forest in INIKEA Project Area, Sabah, Malaysian Bo

"...The Innoprise-IKEA (INIKEA) Forest Rehabilitation Project in Kalabakan Forest Reserve, Sabah, was established to rehabilitate degraded forest affected by conventional logging and forest fires that occurred during an El-Nino event (1982?1983)..."

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Analysis and Exploitation of Landforms for Improved Optimisation of Camera-Based Wildfire Detection Systems

"...Tower-mounted camera-based wildfire detection systems provide an effective means of early forest fire detection..."

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Effects of meteorological conditions and topography on the bioaccumulation of PAHs and metal elements by native lichen (Xanthori

"...The pollutants levels reflected the proximity of atmospheric emissions, in particular from a large industrial harbor..."

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Further Resources

Find out more about forest fires.

FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

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