Climate change to alter global fire risk

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Climate change to alter global fire risk

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 11:48 AM PDT

Climate change is widely expected to disrupt future fire patterns around the world, with some regions, such as the western United States, seeing more frequent fires within the next 30 years, according to a new analysis. The study used 16 different climate change models to generate what the researchers said is one of the most comprehensive projections to date of how climate change might affect global fire patterns.

Satellite sees smoke from Siberian fires reach the US coast

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 07:16 AM PDT

Fires burning in Siberia recently sent smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the US and Canada. Images of data taken by the nation’s newest Earth-observing satellite tracked aerosols from the fires taking six days to reach America’s shores.
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