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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


First up in wildfire news today, Pasadena, California, is getting first-hand experience with the infamous Bark Beetle, as trees within the city are being ravaged by the little bugs. NASA will continue high-altitude research with their Global Hawk drones, which fly out of Edwards Air Force Base in California, possibly including overflights of wildfires, at which they proved valuable last year. The next five articles cover the fire danger that exists in Florida, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico despite the onset of winter. In Gambia, Africa, wind-driven bushfires did some damage to forest preserves, and in Malaysia, the Raja Musa Forest Reserve has had problems with arson fires threatening the region, as recounted in an article that details the history of the Reserve. West Australia's forest owners have been hit with a $100 million loss due to recent bushfires, while an Op-Ed piece by the National Association of Foresters slams official guidelines as the culprit in bushfires destructive to foresters' livelihood. An out-of-control bushfire continues to threaten the environs of Melbourne in Victoria state, and New South Wales firefighters are again on alert for bushfires as high temperatures continue in the region. And finally, Australians take 'stay and defend' one step farther by providing guidelines to citizens about what to do if caught in a bushfire while on holiday in rural areas.

Pasadena deals with bark beetle

NASA to fly unmanned drone for Earth science research

Brace yourself Orlando, we might feel temps in the 20s overnight

South Plains on Alert for Increased Fire Danger

Fire Departments Ask for Public's Help

Winter Wildfires Not Uncommon in Colorado

Investigators Blame Lawn Mower In Wildfire

Fire danger looms in New Mexico forests

Gambia: Bush Fire Ravages CRR Compounds

First rape, now flames

Timber industry hit hard in weekend fires

Governments fail on burning issues

Bushfire spreads to house

Soaring temps to spark bushfire threat

Bushfire smartness in the Great Outdoors

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