In today’s wildfire news, the California wildfires are considered 98% contained, while the fire in Mariposa County increases over the 1,000 acre mark. Greece is still having problems with wildfires and firefighters have a new Smokey Bear mascot. A couple of articles about how insect infestations and climate change are worsening wildfires (including one which is the first of a five-part series of very detailed articles from the LA Times, this one depicting a fascinating symbiosis developing between the fire agencies and the private contractors who provide for their needs), along with another about how fires can be beneficial if allowed to burn in certain areas.
California wildfires now 98% contained
Mariposa County Fire Grows Over 1,000 Acres
Tourists flee from Greece forest fire
New Smokey bear perfect mascot for fire prevention
Wildfire linked to bugs, warming
As wildfires get wilder, the costs of fighting them are untamed
Stewards fighting wildfires with fire