Fire damage
The fire maps show the locations of actively burning fires around the world on a monthly basis, based on observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra s...
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California Fires - Did They Lie?
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California has almost 130 million dead trees waiting to go up in smoke
California has almost 130 million dead trees waiting to go up in smoke… and wildfire season is back.
Wildfires kill at least 74 near Athens, families embrace as flames close in - AOL Weather
Greece’s fire department says 74 people are confirmed to have died in forest fires that have swept through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital.
Dramatic dashcam video shows driving through Sonoma fire
Dramatic dashcam video shows a Sonoma County deputy driving through a smoke-filled street as bright orange flames light up trees and buildings, images of the deadly wildfire in California’s wine...
Enigma of the trees that resist wildfires
Scientists reveal the secrets behind the trees that can resist wildfires.
UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North A...
Giant Fire Tornado Whirls Above Idaho’s Soda Blaze
Looking like a twister out of Hell, a giant “fire tornado” was filmed above Idaho’s Soda Fire late last week and has now whipped across the Internet. “This sucker was shooting flames 100 ft in the air...
Europe to America: Your love of air-conditioning is stupid
"If everyone were to adopt the U.S.'s air-conditioning lifestyle, energy use could rise tenfold by 2050." The weather in Washington, D.C., and Berlin, Germany, has been pretty similar recently. There...
California Freeway Opens After Wildfire Scorches 20 Vehicles
Officials reopen key Southern California artery after wildfire destroys 20 vehicles and continues to threaten area homes. California motorists saw both fire and rain within 24 hours on a key artery t...
Wildfire Smoke Can Increase Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Finds
Tiny particles in smoke from wildfires may increase the danger of acute heart problems, including cardiac arrest and ischemic heart disease, especially among vulnerable people, according to a new stud...
Yosemite Wildfire
For the past 10 days, firefighters in California have been struggling to contain the Rim Fire, now one of the largest in the state's history, as it blazes across the Stanislaus National Forest and int...
Flame
A flame (from Latin flamma) is the visible, gaseous part of a fire. It is caused by a highly exothermic reaction taking place in a thin zone. Very hot flames are hot enough to have ionized gaseous com...
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Heat
In physics, heat is energy in transfer other than as work or by transfer of matter. When there is a suitable physical pathway, heat flows from a hotter body to a colder one. It results in a net increa...
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Fire ecology
Fire ecology is concerned with the processes linking the natural incidence of fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects of this fire. Many ecosystems, particularly prairie, savanna, chaparral a...
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Fossil record of fire
The fossil record of fire first appears with the establishment of a land-based flora in the Middle Ordovician period, 470 million years ago, permitting the accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere as ...
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Control of fire by early humans
The control of fire by early humans was a turning point in the cultural aspect of human evolution that allowed humans to cook food and obtain warmth and protection. Making fire also allowed the expans...
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Wildfire
A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area. Other names such as brush fire, bush fire, forest fire, desert fire, grass ...
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Fire protection
Fire protection is the study and practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires. It involves the study of the behaviour, compartmentalisation, suppression and investigati...
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Thermal radiation
Thermal radiation is electromagnetic radiation generated by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter. All matter with a temperature greater than absolute zero emits thermal radiation. When th...
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Europe to America: Your love of air-conditioning is stupid
"If everyone were to adopt the U.S.'s air-conditioning lifestyle, energy use could rise tenfold by 2050." The weather in Washington, D.C., and Berlin, Germany, has been pretty similar recently. There...
Environmental history
Environmental history is the study of human interaction with the natural world over time. In contrast to other historical disciplines, it emphasizes the active role nature plays in influencing human a...
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Convection
Convection is the concerted, collective movement of groups or aggregates of molecules within fluids (e.g., liquids, gases) and rheids, either through advection or through diffusion or as a combination...
Convection - Wikipedia
Cool flame
Cool flame is a flame having maximal temperature below about 400 °C (752 °F). It is usually produced in a chemical reaction of a certain fuel-air mixture. Contrary to conventional flame, the...
Internal energy
In thermodynamics, the internal energy is one of the two cardinal state functions of the state variables of a thermodynamic system. It refers to energy contained within the system, while excluding the...