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Monday, September 29, 2008


Today in the news, San Diego officials released a map of San Diego listing the areas endangered by wildfire activity, while the governor passed a host of bills, including several that were wildfire-related. Cal Fire is in the news today, first in an article about how they were left out of the funding picture when the budget was passed, the second about their teaming up with some folks to host a wildfire preparedness conference in Sacramento. On the technology front, an article discusses using biomass for energy in the San Bernardino National Forest. The Modesto Bee warns that the fire season isn't over quite yet in California, and as if to underscore that, nearly 1,000 acres in Los Padres National Forest have gone up in smoke in Monterey County. Kentucky is also entering their fall wildfire season and fire authorities there are enforcing burn bans accordingly. The Salt Lake Tribune interviews one of the researchers who contributed to the ground-breaking study of 2,000 years of wildfires (the report will be published in Nature Geoscience October 1st). Critics of the US Forest Service are griping about the poor separation of maintenance versus wildfire funding, a problem they contend results in USFS stealing from infrastructure funds to pay wildfire suppression costs. Switching overseas, New South Wales, Australia, is having some unseasonably warm temperatures along with winds, which is driving bushfires in the region. Finally, an article that makes a strong case for firefighters to warm up before they overexert in order to protect themselves from heart attacks.

Areas at Most Risk for Wildfires Predicted by Map

Gov. Schwarzenegger signs 10 wildfire-related bills, 104 others

No New Fees Means Limited Improvements for Cal-Fire

CAL FIRE/California State Fire Marshal and California State Fire Safe Council will Join Farmers Insurance for a Wildfire Preparedness Press Conference

Power from the mountain: Land swap could create site to burn dead brush for electricity

Fire crews battle vegetation fire in Monterey County

Fire danger remains

Many KY counties already banning burning at start of forest fire season

U. scientist part of study showing plunge in wildfires

Groups rap 'Band-Aid' on fires

Wind fans flames in bush

Firefighter study makes strong case for warming up

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