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Prescribed burns help halt major wildfire in Texas Panhandle

Prescribed burns help halt major wildfire in Texas Panhandle

In Borger, Texas, a strategic prescribed burn effectively prevented a major wildfire from damaging local neighborhoods, showcasing its potential as a fire management tool despite some opposition.

Keaton Peters reports for Inside Climate News.

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As U.S. insurers stop covering prescribed burns, states and communities step up

Prescribed fires are a positive land management method, but when the flames occasionally escape control, the resulting damage to land and private property also hurts this conservation tool’s reputation.

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Why Ashland may need to step up prescribed burns to manage dying Douglas firs

In Southern Oregon, Douglas firs are dying. And climate change is making the problem worse with more severe droughts and hotter temperatures.
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Craig Pittman: Florida has a burning issue involving fire — or the lack of it

Prescribed burns are necessary, but our hordes of new residents complain about the smoke.

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Rekindling the practice of cultural burning: An act of climate hope

Indigenous-led prescribed fire is helping to restore depleted lands and long-suppressed cultural practices.
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What if Indigenous women ran controlled burns?

The Karuk Tribe’s first-of-its-kind training seeks to extinguish hypermasculinity in firefighting culture.
The key to protecting Yosemite’s sequoias from wildfires? More fire

The key to protecting Yosemite’s sequoias from wildfires? More fire

For decades, the park has used prescribed fire to make its forests healthier—and it’s paying off right now to protect the famous Mariposa Grove.

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