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MacNab Cypress Trees Offer New Clues To Fire Resistance

September 8, 2015 | Shahla Farzan

Summer wildfires have scorched thousands of acres in California and reduced forests to ash. But for researchers who study forests, wildfires can provide intriguing opportunities for discovery.

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Timber Plantations Can Make California Wildfires Worse

August 4, 2015 | Amy Quinton

It’s been almost a year since the King Fire scorched almost 100,000 acres of the Sierra Nevada forest. But this wildfire season could be worse - and it’s not just the drought and high temperatures that are fueling wildfires.

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California Wildfires Occurring At Higher Elevations

July 24, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A new study shows climate change may be fueling high-elevation fires.

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