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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


United States

(1) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked for $2.2 billion to be budgeted to fight fires nationwide, including money for the addition of another DC-10 along with three smaller aircraft
Forest Services expands firefighting tanker fleet

(2) Greenland's ice sheet has seen an unprecedented 97% melt in the island's interior due, in part, to ash from northern hemisphere forest fires
Not Just Warming: Forest Fire Ash Also Drove Surface Melting Of Greenland Ice Sheet

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