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Tuesday, June 02, 2009


A possible glimmer of hope was provided in an LA Times article yesterday discussing how environmentalists and forest owners have come together to hammer out an agreement on California's largest carbon sink and best defense against global warming. Central Oregon was beset by lightning-sparked housefires and wildfires; while a mountain highway in Central Washington is being encroached by a 200-acre wildfire; but a small wildfire near Spokane has been contained. A wildfire near Melendez Pass in Arizona has burned over 5,000 acres and is now considered 50% contained. An update on the fire situation in British Columbia, Canada, is provided in the next two articles; even as fire managers in Alberta province are conducting controlled burns of beetle-killed tree stands to reduce the fire danger; and a pair of articles provide information on wildfire activity in Saskatchewan. A look at France's S-2T firefighting aircraft is provided by the next item. The first of three Sikorsky firefighting helicopters arrived in Beirut, Lebanon. Algerian government and fire officials will be meeting to discuss a new device that can help prevent forest fires in that North African nation. Continuing testimony at the Royal Bushfire Commission hearings in Melbourne, Australia, underscored the delays and diversions of emergency calls on Black Saturday, as told by the next two articles; followed by the tale of a heroic constable who may have saved many lives as the flame front advanced into Marysville. The New South Wales parliament will vote on a doubling of bushfire fines to help reduce the chance of a catastrophe like the one that hit Victoria earlier this year; but some in the government don't think it's enough. And finally, even four months after Black Saturday, Australia's financial planning sector is still donating funds to help with bushfire recovery.

California forests hold one answer to climate change

Lightning Strikes Home and Sparks Wildfires Around C.O.

Wildfire burns 200 acres north of Wenatchee

14-acre wildfire burning near Wilkeson

Wildfire near Green Valley burns 5,000 acres

Forest fire near Gold Bridge grows to 800 hectares, forces evacuations

Forest Fire burning near Liard Hot Springs

Fighting beetles with fire

2 Sask. fires out of control, province says

Another Long Day In Store For Forest Fire Fighters

Heath fire destroys forest land

S2-T air tankers in France prepare for fire season

First firefighting helicopter arrives in Beirut

A device to prevent forest fires

Triple-0 calls diverted to CFA volunteers on Black Saturday

Only 18pc of Black Saturday calls answered

'Heroic' cop tells of frightening bushfire escape

On-spot fire fines double to $1100 in NSW

NSW bushfire laws not tough enough: Libs

Financial planning industry continues to give generously to bushfire appeal

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