Posts Tagged ‘wildfires’

Stopping Forest Fires Has Made Them Worse

February 17, 2022

Decades of fire suppression and prevention practices have made forest fires even worse. A Vox video by Kimberly Mas.

Related:

“The hidden consequences of fire suppression,” U.S. Forest Service

“Wildfire: Let It Burn,” NotionsCapital

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The Wildfire-Fighting Super Scooper

August 26, 2021

The $30 million Super Scooper airplane was designed to fight wildfires. It dives down to a body of water, scoops up 1,400 gallons of water in 12 seconds, and drops it on forest fires. Frankly, this all seems optimistically predicated on the absence of draught. Cool, though. A Business Insider video.

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Australia: Are Koalas Kaput?

March 5, 2020

Have Australia’s massive wildfires turned all it’s iconic koalas into crispy critters? An ecologist explains in this Vox video.

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