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wildfires causes & suppression

What causes wildfires? Lightning, people, climate change … and obsessively putting them out

Decades of fire suppression have made forests more flammable. Add lightning, human error and climate change and it’s a recipe for disaster.

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What causes wildfires in Canada?

Decades of fire suppression have made forests more flammable. Add lightning, human error and climate change and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Why does the American West have so many wildfires?

Why does the American West have so many wildfires?

Four main reasons that California and other Western states are particularly prone to deadly blazes, which are intensifying as the world warms.
let it burn' policy under fire

California says federal 'let it burn' policy reckless as wildfires rage

The U.S. Forest Service lets some blazes burn. California officials say that practices should be updated as blazes explode, partly because of climate change.
Western wildfires burning higher in the mountains at unprecedented rates in a clear sign of climate change
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Western wildfires burning higher in the mountains at unprecedented rates in a clear sign of climate change

As the risk of fires rises in areas once considered too wet to burn, it creates hazards for mountain communities and for downstream water supplies.
A lesson in learning to live with fire, and each other
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A lesson in learning to live with fire, and each other

In California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, former timber war foes teamed up to show how environmental and industry interests could work together to ward off wildfire disasters. 
With nearly 1 million homes at risk, Washington is losing the wildfire fight
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With nearly 1 million homes at risk, Washington is losing the wildfire fight

Many forests are growing more combustible by the year because of climate change and a century of misguided fire suppression, as well as too little prescribed fire and thinning of forests.

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