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Wildfires

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News and Opinion

Coverage of wildfires since November 25, 2021.

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Animal Food Bank receives boost to support B.C. flood victims

"...It's been a busy year for the Animal Food Bank, from supporting people in need of a little extra help feeding their pets, to helping those in crisis from wildfires and now from the floods..."

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Robert Barron column: Climate change an increasing problem

"...I remember about 15 years ago, I attended a lecture in Nanaimo by Gwynne Dyer, a Canadian military historian, author, professor, journalist, broadcaster, and retired naval officer..."

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B.C.'s flood-stricken South Coast on high alert as next rainstorm arrives Globalnews.ca

"...Another storm remains forecast to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday. The storms paired with the already damaged and vulnerable nature of the landscape prompted Environment Canada to issue its first-ever “red level alert” on Friday. The new ranking system didn't exist during B..."

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UBC’s Kevin Kung and Vidyut Mohan find solution for New Delhi’s pollution

"...Many farmers burn their crop residue, which has devastating effects on climate and human health through smoke pollution or by providing fuel to feed catastrophic wildfires. Using MiniTorr to transform the waste at the local level into fertilizer means farmers can improve their crop yields and invest the money into their daily operations—all while cutting down on carbon emission, improving air quality and reducing wildfire risk..."

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EDITORIAL: Preparing for disaster

"...Forest management, fire controls, flood prevention and other initiatives are essential. The cost and resources to create greater resiliency to wild weather events is monumental..."

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Ottawa and British Columbia promise co-operation on province's flooding

"...Horgan said the province has been reeling this year from successive events caused by climate change: first drought, then a heat dome that claimed almost 600 lives, followed by wildfires and now floods..."

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Princeton, B.C. mayor calls rural parts of province

"...Rural British Columbia has been devastated by several environmental disasters over the last six months. A wildfire tore through Lytton in the summer, destroying the majority of the village. Then this month, record-breaking rain caused unprecedented flooding in regions like Abbotsford..."

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Okanagan avoids red alert rainfall warning

"...Arnel Castellan, a weather warning preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the red alert is something that 10 years ago he would not have predicted seeing in his career..."

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Environment Canada issues first

"...Flood-ravaged communities across southern B. C. are not out of the woods yet, Environment Canada warned, as back-to-back atmospheric rivers approach..."

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Interior Health reviewing evacuation processes

"...100 Mile mayor questions evacuation during wildfire season Kelly SinoskiNov. 26, 2021 1:30 p. m..."

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Wettest fall on record in parts of B.C. adds to risk of disaster as more storms approach

"...This summer's drought and wildfires - as well as changes on the ground caused by previous wildfire seasons - have exacerbated conditions, he added..."

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Four steps asset owners can take to invest in vital climate action Corporate Knights

"...According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s most recent State of Finance for Nature report, an estimated US$8. 1 trillion will be needed over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Alongside government and philanthropic resources, private investment capital is a critical tool to fill the gap..."

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British Columbia in Flames

Stories from a Blazing Summer

"...Cornwall, a long-time writer, was stricken not just by her own experience, but by the many moving stories she came across about the fires―so she began collecting them. She met with people from BC communities of Sheridan Lake, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, 16 Mile House, Lac La Hache, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Hanceville-Riske Creek and Clinton..."

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Wildfire

On The Front Lines With Station 8

"...(F)rom a fascinating exploration of wildfire science to a gripping moment-by-moment account of a Boulder blaze, these are wildfires through the experiences of the people who go face-to-face with them..."

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Jobs in wildfires

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

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Wildfire Mitigation Supervisor - Regional District of Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC)

"...The Supervisor will work closely with team members, local authorities, First Nations, industry stakeholders, Fire Chiefs, contractors, elected officials and the public to tailor wildfire management activities to community needs and interests..."

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Senior Actuary (Pricing)

"...Monitor exposure accumulations to find opportunities for profitable growth and risk control..."

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Environmental Protection Officer - District of West Vancouver (West Vancouver, BC)

"...The preferred candidate will possess considerable knowledge regarding: coastal, freshwater, and environmental issues facing local government; the environmental methods, procedures, equipment, and instruments used; knowledge of the relevant Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation, regulations, and bylaws related to the work; the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention wildfires.

Crystal Kolden: Prepping For Wildfire Season

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Holy Smoke! Air Quality Meteorologist Scott Landes

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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A Beautiful Yet Grim Map Shows How Wildfire Smoke Spreads

Duration: 08:15

"...Source: WIRED Science: Space, Health, Biotech, and More..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildfires.

Walking With Fire: A Wildfire Documentary

"...'Walking with Fire: A Wildfire Documentary' is an educational video aimed at creating awareness and educating the public on the dangers of wildfires..."

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1. Hiking - What to do if you are trapped by a Wildfire

"...5 Steps to follow if you find yourself in a dangerous situation during a Wildfire..."

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Tracking Wildfires from Space

"...Trace how trends in carbon emissions, temperature, wind, drought, and humidity paint a picture of today’s wildfires and suggest a path for curbing this dangerous extreme weather phenomena in the future..."

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Flames of extinction: the race to save biodiversity with John Pickrell

"...31:14 - Data from the fires, Co2, biodiversity loss of animals and plants, land loss ..."

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Academic Research

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

Diversifying Chile’s climate action away from industrial plantations

"...Diversification, however, must guarantee Chile's long-term carbon sequestration capacity without compromising the ecological functionality of biodiverse tree-less habitats and native forest ecosystems..."

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Landscape Dynamics in the Northwestern Mountains of the Iberian Peninsula: Case Study Ancares-Courel Mountain Range

"...Agriculture, cattle grazing, unsuitable forestry management, forest fires, and afforestation with fast-growing species, have led to a reduction of the forests..."

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Population genomics and conservation of Gila Trout (Oncorhynchus gilae)

"...All lineages have experienced population bottlenecks associated with mortality from drought and severe wildfires..."

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Using a network governance framework to assess the wood energy industry in times of catastrophic wildfire in Northern Californi

"...The proliferation of destructive wildfires in the western USA has made apparent the need to reevaluate forest management and related agency and business practices..."

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Boreal forests will be more severely affected by projected anthropogenic climate forcing than mixedwood and northern hardwood f

"...Context Increased anthropogenic climate forcing is projected to have tremendous impacts on global forest ecosystems, with northern biomes being more at risk..."

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Inaction on Climate Change Projected to Reduce European Life Expectancy

"...In this paper, we convert excess mortality estimates due to increases in extreme weather from climate change (heat waves, cold waves, droughts, wildfires, river and coastal floods, and windstorms) into potential reductions in life expectancy at birth in thirty-one European countries..."

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Methods for the use of the best Russian innovations in forest fire detection and suppression

"...In addition, for detecting, controlling and extinguishing forest fires, including a comparative analysis of their economic efficiency, methods for practical use of the best Russian innovations was developed..."

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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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One Versus All: Best Practices in Combining Multi-hazard Damage Imagery Training Datasets for Damage Detection for a Deep Learn

"...Across 19 natural disaster events including tornados, wildfire, earthquake, hurricanes, volcanos, flood, and tsunami, buildings were identified and classified into four classes: no damage, minor damage, major damage, and destroyed..."

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An alternative approach for mapping burn scars using Landsat imagery, Google Earth Engine, and Deep Learning in the Brazilian Sa

"...Consequently, the fire regime has been changing over the last few decades and increasingly affecting native vegetation, natural habitats, and ecosystem services in tropical regions..."

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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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Further Resources

Find out more about wildfires.

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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